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Weston, Anthony, —. A rulebook for arguments / Anthony Weston.—3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN (cloth)—ISBN. Short Arguments: Some General Rules Arguments begin by marshaling reasons and organizing them in a clear and fair way. Chapter I offers general rules for. The Paperback of the A Rulebook for Arguments by Anthony Weston at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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A Rulebook for Arguments (Fourth Edition) – Anthony Weston – Google Books

A Rulebook for Arguments invites comparison to Strunk and White’s Elements of Style ; the author recommends keeping his own title next to the latter on the shelf. It is concise, easy to read and full of concrete examples to gulebook and support the countless tips and advices in the book.

For that matter, every Christian is to conscientiously defend and contend for the faith and should be concerned about good argument evaluation and construction. Start out with this book and continue on reading various books on other fields. Oct 05, Martin Stoev rated it it was amazing Shelves: Along with a copy of “The Elements of Style” by Strunk and White, this is all a person needs to learn decent argumentation skills.

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I think that the most useful chapter in the book is chapter six, “Deductive Arguments. It is a fact that today’s middle school and high school education focus too much on reading literature and garbage journalism that it negates the importance of writing argumentative essays and investigative journalism. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.


Overall, I recommend that this book is worth reading, especially for the students who want to increase their argumentation skill also as the handout for the teachers who teach debate class or speaking class. Isn’t it easier to just tell someone to “Be concrete and concise” rather than to refer them to Rule 4 in their rulebook?

A Rulebook for Arguments

This is an excellent book. Sep 01, Madeleine Lesieutre rated it really liked it Shelves: Rewards indepth study over time and practice.

Not this title–at fewer than pages it selects concision as a goal. In this slim volume he explains the rules to successful argument construction, beginning with the premise that an argument is not a disagreement, seston rather is a collected series of statements used to establish the validity of a position.

But it is definitely useful, and works very well as a, well, rulebook for arguments.

A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction to the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. The fourth edition, even more elegantly organized and concise than before, adds new material wesron oral presentations and Web sources that everyone needs.

My class was recommended this book by my English Literature tutor at university to help use write our essays. Dec 24, Tamara rated it it was amazing Shelves: This 85pg book accomplished much of its aim: It’s a very slim bj and I found quite a few of its sections useful for helping me structure the arguments in my essays.

Science Logic and Mathematics. Anthony Weston created an indispensable handbook here.


Wilbur Samuel Howell – – New York: It really undermines the purpose of the book. I understand that it’s made to be a simple rulebook, but since it’s over 80 pages long, I wasn’t expecting it to be so simple. The rules and tips provided in the book are only the ways to developing and delivering arguments. It’s organized so that each “rule” can be referenced by number, grouped according to topic.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. It is not a textbook, but a rulebook, whose goal is to help students get on with writing a paper or assessing an argument.

A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct introduction argumfnts the art of writing and assessing arguments, organized around specific rules, each illustrated and explained soundly but briefly. This section is extremely useful to students, and I would recommend that students read argumebts as early in their academic careers as possible high school, possibly middle school for some students ; certainly I recommend this to any college student: I really wish that I have come across this book earlier since I had to go through reverse learning process.

The importance of the rules of argumentation is also supported by a theory proposed by Schellens It will also help you point out the flaws of arguments that you encounter, when they’re there.