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The Craft of Argument (3rd Edition)

The Craft of Argument (3rd Edition)
Author: Joseph M. Williams - Gregory G. Colomb
ISBN 13: 9780321453273
ISBN 10: 321453271
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2006-10-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 544
List Price: $108.60

The Craft of Argument is designed to help integrate the skills of writing, critical thinking, and arguing for the purpose of enabling the writer to write arguments that are clear, sound, and persuasive.


A guide for students on the art of crafting arguments to solve problems or answer contested questions. It explains the elements of argument in clear, concise terms, with abundant illustrations and practical methods for planning, drafting, and revising written arguments. Emphasis is placed on showing students that argument can be a conversation which strengthens social bonds rather than mere confrontation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)