Elements of Argument was the first text based on the accessible Toulmin model — the model of argument that fits best with the methods and goals of college composition. It combines a thorough argument text on critical thinking, reading, writing, and research with an extensive reader on both current and timeless controversial issues. Elements of Argument presents everything students need to analyze, research, and write arguments.
The clearest writing and research coverage of any argument textbook has been re-invigorated to make it even more accessible. And it now has an array of provocative new topics — all to help students stake their claim in argument.