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The Structure of Argument, Tenth Edition

The Structure of Argument, Tenth Edition

By: Annette T. Rottenberg, Donna Haisty Winchell

The Structure of Argument teaches students how to approach, develop, and present arguments. It explains the fundamentals of argumentation: claims, support, assumptions, language, and logic. Practical and accessible, this guide carefully scaffolds argument for students, first modeling analysis and critical reading, then supporting students through guided practice using a variety of approaches to argument, including Toulmin, Aristotelian, and Rogerian models as well as stasis questions and multimodal genres. Brief readings on current topics model and reinforce the elements of argument while presenting opportunities for students to discuss and write about contemporary issues that affect their lives.

The Tenth Edition strengthens the connection between argumentation and reading and writing processes through easy-to-use Strategies boxes. Robust research coverage is further updated to include more digital source types and reinforce the importance of evaluating sources (especially online) for bias, spin, and reliability. A concise but thorough text, The Structure of Argument shows how each component of argument is interwoven with a writer’s choices to craft a compelling argument.