Persuasion: History, Theory, Practice

Persuasion: History, Theory, Practice

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George Pullman's lively and accessible introduction to the study of persuasion is an ideal text for use in courses where the understanding and practice of argumentation, rhetoric, and critical thinking are central. Continually challenging his readers to seek and recognize sound evidence, to question the obvious, and to assess and reassess the credibility of claims made by others--including the author's own--Pullman shows the way to strong writing, effective speaking, and rigorous critical thinking.Such an obvious structure makes the essay seem contrived, unnatural, and so on . Such an assessment is typical of people who have a romantic view of writing, that is people who think that ... a€œThirdlya€ with transitional phrases that tie the whole thesis statement together: I went to the library because they had great coffee, andanbsp;...

Title:Persuasion: History, Theory, Practice
Author:George Pullman
Publisher:Hackett Publishing - 2013-09-15


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