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By Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor

ISBN-10: 0075577348

ISBN-13: 9780075577348

This composition textual content specializes in argument and persuasion utilizing examples, routines, readings, and writing assignments. The textual content courses scholars via constructing a thesis, discovering and organizing facts, and writing and revising a number of forms of argumentative papers. the second one variation de-emphasizes the language of formal good judgment, and all of the readings, examples, and routines were up to date. extra insurance has been given to refutation. conventional in either complex composition and moment semester freshman classes.

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Another promising value in the academic community, though not as strong perhaps as others, is a tolerance for diversity, for "interdisciplinary" work (there's a word you recognize as likely to trigger approbation in your audience). The Student Handbook's explanation of the Bachelor of Philosophy option stipulates that candidates must have maintained a certain grade-point average. The facts on your transcript support your penchant for interdisciplinary work and your success at it. But more is needed than a record of good grades in a wide variety of courses.

Papal infallibility" is a technical term. It does not mean that everything the pope says is infallible. Some people misunderstand it that way, which is precisely why the term needs to be defined for any audience except one familiar with Roman Catholic dogma. Here is an authoritative definition: According to the Vatican Council of 1870, the pope is infallible only when he speaks ex cathedra ("from the throne"), defining matters of faith and morals. All such technical abstractions, whether they come from religion, nuclear physics, or plumbing, will have to be defined for all but specialized audiences.

Now it is time to restate our definitions explicitly. Every argument has four essential elements: 1. A thesis statement, a claim, a proposition to be supported, which deals with a matter of probability, not a fact or a matter of taste. 2. An audience to be convinced of the thesis statement. WHAT WE D O NOT ARGUE ABOUT 23 3 . Exigence, the need to make an argument at a certain time, in a circumstance, or for a purpose. 4. Grounds, reasons, or, as they are sometimes formally called, premises that support the thesis.

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