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The Shape of Reason: Argumentative Writing in College (4th Edition)

 
 
 
 
The Shape of Reason: Argumentative Writing in College (4th Edition)
Author: John T. Gage
ISBN 13: 9780321320773
ISBN 10: 321320778
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2005-05-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
List Price: $64.80
 
 

This brief, rhetoric of argument teaches critical reading, informal reasoning, and writing as reasoned inquiry, and now features a new collection of student arguments.

The Shape of Reason emphasizes the enthymeme as the central basis for the invention and structuring of arguments. This approach blends classical insights into rhetorical reasoning with contemporary understandings of the composing process as generative and organic, situated within discourse communities. The book helps students understand argument as inquiry, stressing the responsibility that writers have–to their audience and to their own ideas–in structuring arguments that earn their conclusions and in considering opposing arguments.