Argument in Practice : Understanding and Applying Argumentation Strategies
Argument in Practice: Understanding and Applying Argumentation Strategies provides complete coverage of the theories behind argument and its written, oral and media-based applications and is designed for communication majors taking a course in argumentation and debate at the undergraduate level. This practical, student-friendly text gives students real-world experience in developing successful arguments. The authors emphasize that argument doesn't need to be confrontational to be effective but can be focused on achieving positions through reasoned discourse. Crawford and Carlson help students see argument as both contextual and situational while guiding them to understand current scholarly thinking on argumentation. Argument in Practice shows students how to learn, practice, reflect, and implement the intricate skills involved in developing effective arguments. It is set apart by its timely coverage of arguing in today's online environments, especially on social networks, with a full chapter dedicated to mediated argument and integrated coverage throughout.
- 152 x 229mm
- 01 Feb 2019
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
Table of contents
Part I: Introducing Arguments 1. Contexts of Arguments 2. Conceptions of Argument 3. Practice of Argument Part II: Constructing Arguments 4. Fundamentals of Argument 5. Building Blocks of Argument 6. Models of Argument Part III: Supporting Arguments 7. Environments of Argument 8. Stock Issues of Argument 9. Failures of Argument Part IV: Presenting Arguments 10. Verbal Arguments 11. Old Media Arguments 12. New Media Arguments Part V: Engaging Arguments 13. Being an Active Audience Member 14. Being an Ethical Audience Member 15. Being a Critical Audience Member