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How to Argue By Alastair Bonnett

How to Argue
by Alastair Bonnett

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How to Argue: Essential Skills for Writing and Speaking Convincingly by Alastair Bonnett

How to Argue will banish fears and confusion felt by students demonstrating their ability to argue. Packed with tried and tested advice, this book will guide them through the techniques of forming an academic argument, from contradictions and tensions, to empirical adequacy, structure and presentation.

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Table of Contents


Contents

Acknowledgements

Quick route through the book

Introduction: How Not to Argue

1 Getting Started

Introduction

Step One Does it Matter?

Step Two Choosing Your Argument

Step Three The One-Sentence Summary

(rough version)

2 Structuring Your Argument

Introduction

Step One Sketching it out

Step Two The One-Sentence Summary

(smooth version)

Step Three Putting it All Together

3 Arguments for All Occasions

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4 How to Criticise Arguments

Introduction

Circularity

Simplistic

Reductionist and Determinist

Bias

Teleology

Ad hominem

Conclusion

5 Arguing Out Loud: Oral Presentations

Introduction

The Preparation and Structure of Oral Presentations

Presentation Day

Still Worried? Tips for the Nervous

Nasty Questions

Team Presentations

Finally Take it Seriously

Conclusion

6 How to be Original

Introduction

New Topics, New Comparisons and New Contexts

Theoretical Collisions

Minor to Major

Listening for What is not being Said

Turning Things on their Head

Doubt Everything

Afterword: Having Something to Say

Glossary: Key Words for Arguers

Further Reading

References

Index

Additional information

GOR001235690
How to Argue: Essential Skills for Writing and Speaking Convincingly by Alastair Bonnett
Alastair Bonnett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
2008-08-27
160
0132412470
9780132412476
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