Argument in Composition

The ideas of major theorists of classical and contemporary rhetoric and argument from Aristotle to Burke, Toulmin, and Perelman are explained and elaborated upon, especially as they inform pedagogies of argumentation and composition.

Author: John Ramage


ISBN: 1602351090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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The ideas of major theorists of classical and contemporary rhetoric and argument from Aristotle to Burke, Toulmin, and Perelman are explained and elaborated upon, especially as they inform pedagogies of argumentation and composition.

Teaching the Argument in Writing

Focuses on how to teach, analyze, and assess arguments.

Author: Richard Fulkerson

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39015055464104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Focuses on how to teach, analyze, and assess arguments. Gives clear examples introducing terms from informal logic, naming particular fallacies, and analyzing samples of student writing to show the various approaches to argument being discussed.

Teaching Argument in the Composition Course

This ancillary offers a range of perspectives, from Aristotle to the present day, on argument and on teaching argument.

Author: Timothy Barnett

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 0312391617

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 469

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This ancillary offers a range of perspectives, from Aristotle to the present day, on argument and on teaching argument. The 28 readings — many of them classic works in the field present essential insights and practical information for instructors using any of Bedford/St. Martin’s argument texts and readers.

Argument in Composition

ARGUMENT IN COMPOSITION provides access to a wide range of resources that bear on the teaching of writing and argument.

Author: John Ramage

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602353152

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

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ARGUMENT IN COMPOSITION provides access to a wide range of resources that bear on the teaching of writing and argument. The ideas of major theorists of classical and contemporary rhetoric and argument-from Aristotle to Burke, Toulmin, and Perelman-are explained and elaborated, especially as they inform pedagogies of argumentation and composition.

Learning to Teach English and the Language Arts

Transforming talk into text: Argument writing, inquiry, and discussion, grades 6–12. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. McCann, T. M. (2018).

Author: Peter Smagorinsky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350142916

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Drawing together Smagorinsky's extensive research over a 20-year period, Learning to Teach English and the Language Arts explores how beginning teachers' pedagogical concepts are shaped by a variety of influences. Challenging popular thinking about the binary roles of teacher education programs and school-based experiences in the process of learning to teach, Smagorinsky illustrates, through case studies in the disciplines of English and the Language Arts, that teacher education programs and classroom/school contexts are not discrete contexts for learning about teaching, nor are each of these contexts unified in the messages they offer about teaching. He explores the tensions, not only between these contexts and others, but within them to illustrate the social, cultural, contextual, political and historical complexity of learning to teach. Smagorinsky revisits familiar theoretical understandings, including Vygotsky's concept development and Lortie's apprenticeship of observation, to consider their implications for teachers today and to examine what teacher candidates learn during their teacher education experiences and how that learning shapes their development as teachers.

On Reasoning and Argument

In the case of generic composition arguments, there is a need for just one such critical question: Is the variable of which F is a value compositionally ...

Author: David Hitchcock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319535623

Category: Philosophy

Page: 553

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This book brings together in one place David Hitchcock’s most significant published articles on reasoning and argument. In seven new chapters he updates his thinking in the light of subsequent scholarship. Collectively, the papers articulate a distinctive position in the philosophy of argumentation. Among other things, the author:• develops an account of “material consequence” that permits evaluation of inferences without problematic postulation of unstated premises.• updates his recursive definition of argument that accommodates chaining and embedding of arguments and allows any type of illocutionary act to be a conclusion. • advances a general theory of relevance.• provides comprehensive frameworks for evaluating inferences in reasoning by analogy, means-end reasoning, and appeals to considerations or criteria.• argues that none of the forms of arguing ad hominem is a fallacy.• describes proven methods of teaching critical thinking effectively.

What is the New Rhetoric

... the more parallels I notice between teaching acting and teaching academic writing. I teach writers to direct their argument towards a specific audience; ...

Author: Susan E. Thomas

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443807807

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 215

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The Age of Information has spawned a critical focus on human communication in a multimedia world, particularly on theories and practices of writing. With the worldwide web impacting increasingly on academic and business communication, the need has never been greater for advanced study in writing, communication, and critical thinking across all genres, sectors, and cultures. In recent decades, the definitions of 'new rhetoric' have expanded to encompass a variety of theories and movements, raising the question of how rhetoric is understood and employed in the twenty-first century. The essays collected here represent variations on these themes, with each attempting to answer the title?s deliberately provocative question, addressing particularly: -How the classical art of rhetoric is still relevant today; -How it is directly related to modern technologies and the new modes of communication they have generated; -How rhetorical practice is informing research methodologies and teaching and learning practices in the contemporary academy.

A Method of English Composition

Argumentative composition de fined , 21 . Arguments from example , 31 . Arguments from testimony , 28 . Arguments , Use of , 36 . Arrangement of arguments ...

Author: Timothy Whiting Bancroft



Category: English language

Page: 96

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Formal Grammar

allow any of its argument positions to shift such that it takes a ... makes no essential use of function composition to get the appropriate readings, ...

Author: Robert Levine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195344928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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The second volume in the Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science series, this collection presents recent work in the fields of phonology, morphology, semantics, and neurolinguistics. Its overall theme is the relationship between the contents of grammatical formalisms and their real-time realizations in machine or biological systems. Individual essays address such topics as learnability, implementability, computational issues, parameter setting, and neurolinguistic issues. Contributors include Janet Dean Fodor, Richard T. Oehrle, Bob Carpenter, Edward P. Stabler, Elan Dresher, Arnold Zwicky, Mary-Louis Kean, and Lewis P. Shapiro.

Renaissance Argument

Its perceptive discussions of classical authors make it a course on reading as well as a textbook of composition. Parts one and two of my book provide a ...

Author: Peter Mack

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004246959

Category: History

Page: 406

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This book studies the contributions of Lorenzo Valla (1407-1457) and Rudolph Agricola (1444-1485) to rhetoric and dialectic. It analyses their influence on sixteenth century education, and on Erasmus, Vives, Melanchthon and Ramus. It provides an introduction to the renaissance use of language.

Using Tension as a Resource

However, the notion that digital and multimodal writing could be considered ... writing, for example, comes at the expense of teaching the argument essay.

Author: Heidi L. Hallman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475845495

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This book focuses on the tensions that emerge in teaching the English language arts methods course within teacher education programs. It features chapters that grapple with the historical legacies of influence on methods/pedagogy as well as contemporary challenges in teaching methods courses alongside field experiences.

Mereology A Philosophical Introduction

The Lewis-Sider argument—as we have presented it—cannot be directly used against ... Lewis's argument against a definite restriction of composition and the ...

Author: Giorgio Lando

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472583680

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Parthood and composition are everywhere. The leg of a table is part of the table, the word "Christmas" is part of the sentence "I wish you a merry Christmas", the 13th century is part of the Middle Ages. The Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg compose Benelux, the body of a deer is composed of a huge number of cells, the Middle Ages are composed of the Early Middle Ages, High Middle Ages, and Late Middle Ages. Is there really a general theory covering every instance of parthood and composition? Is classical mereology this general theory? Are its seemingly counter-intuitive features serious defects? Mereology: A Philosophical Introduction addresses the multifaceted and lively philosophical debates surrounding these questions, and defends the idea that classical mereology is indeed the general and exhaustive theory of parthood and composition in the domain of concrete entities. Several examples of parthood and composition, involving entities of different kinds, are scrutinised in depth. Incidentally, mereology is shown to interact in a surprising way with metaontology. Presenting a well-organized and comprehensive discussion of parthood and related notions, Mereology: A Philosophical Introduction contributes to a better understanding of a subject central to contemporary metaphysics.

Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking

At the time of writing (2014), the combined population of France (65.4 million), Germany (81.8 million), and the UK (63.2 million), was pretty big, ...

Author: Colin Swatridge

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191651793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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How do you approach an essay or discussion question? How do you review what claims others have made and offer counter-claims? And how do you weigh up the strengths and weaknesses of your own argument before putting together a persuasive conclusion? This accessible book takes you step by step through the art of argument, from thinking about what to write and how you might write it, to how you may strengthen your claims, and how to come to a strong conclusion. Engagingly written and featuring useful summaries at the end of each chapter, this new book offers easily transferable practical advice on assessing the arguments of others and putting forward effective arguments of your own. The book's strength lies in its clear guidance and the use of real-life arguments - both contemporary and historical - and real-life essay questions from a variety of disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. These interesting, relevant, and often entertaining, examples are used not to illustrate, but to make essential points about what can be learnt, what techniques can be borrowed, and what pitfalls to avoid in the area of analytical thinking and writing. The Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking is sure to improve the written work of any student required to demonstrate the key skills of critical writing and thinking. It is equally as valuable for professionals needing these skills (e.g. journalists, lawyers, researchers, politicians) as well as for anyone who has a case to put forward and would like to do so convincingly.

Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K 12 Education

Teaching Argument Writing. Heinemann. Holdaway, D. (1979). The foundations of literacy. Ashton Scholastic. Hull, G., & Zacher, J. (2004).

Author: Haas, Leslie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799857716

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 378

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The idea of storytelling goes beyond the borders of language, culture, or traditional education, and has historically been a tie that bonds families, communities, and nations. Digital storytelling offers opportunities for authentic academic and non-academic literacy learning across a multitude of genres. It is easily accessible to most members of society and has the potential to transform the boundaries of traditional education. As concepts around traditional literacy education evolve and become more culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive, the connections between digital storytelling and disciplinary literacy warrant considered exploration. Connecting Disciplinary Literacy and Digital Storytelling in K-12 Education develops a conceptual framework around pedagogical connections to digital storytelling within K-12 disciplinary literacy practices. This essential reference book supports student success through the integration of digital storytelling across content areas and grade levels. Covering topics that include immersive storytelling, multiliteracies, social justice, and pedagogical storytelling, it is intended for stakeholders interested in innovative K-12 disciplinary literacy skill development, research, and practices including but not limited to curriculum directors, education faculty, educational researchers, instructional facilitators, literacy professionals, teachers, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, teacher preparation programs, and students.

ACT The Writing Test

It helps when you need to write an argument or persuasion to use some form of graphical organizer to help you develop your thoughts.


Publisher: Test Mentor

ISBN: 9780976539407



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Writing History in the Digital Age

One could also argue that statistical presentation is an equally important activity in presenting “events,” if one considers a datum ...

Author: Jack Dougherty

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472052066

Category: History

Page: 283

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"Writing History in the Digital Age began as a one-month experiment in October 2010, featuring chapter-length essays by a wide array of scholars with the goal of rethinking traditional practices of researching, writing, and publishing, and the broader implications of digital technology for the historical profession. The essays and discussion topics were posted on a WordPress platform with a special plug-in that allowed readers to add paragraph-level comments in the margins, transforming the work into socially networked texts. This first installment drew an enthusiastic audience, over 50 comments on the texts, and over 1,000 unique visitors to the site from across the globe, with many who stayed on the site for a significant period of time to read the work. To facilitate this new volume, Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki designed a born-digital, open-access platform to capture reader comments on drafts and shape the book as it developed. Following a period of open peer review and discussion, the finished product now presents 20 essays from a wide array of notable scholars, each examining (and then breaking apart and reexamining) how digital and emergent technologies have changed the ways that historians think, teach, author, and publish"--

GMAT Analytical Writing

Additional information needed to better evaluate the argument a) Ethnic and economic composition of the population in the Irongate district After completing ...

Author: Vibrant Publishers

Publisher: Vibrant Publishers

ISBN: 9781946383587

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

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a) 50 solved Argument topics with strategies to be used as a benchmarkb) Expert Strategies and simplified methods to produce focused responsesc) Scoring Guides for Argument tasks as per the GMAT Guidelines