Making Your Case in Writing and Public Speaking. This brief introduction to making effective arguments helps readers to understand the basics of sound reasoning and to learn how to use it to persuade others. Practical, inexpensive, and easy-to-read, the book enables students in a wide variety of courses to improve the clarity of their writing and public speaking. It equips readers to formulate firmly grounded, clearly articulated, and logically arranged arguments, avoid fallacious thinking, and discover how to reason well. This supplemental text is especially suitable for use in Christian colleges and seminaries and includes classroom discussion questions.
Introduction: Why Arguments Are Good
1. The Basics of Good Arguments
2. Reasoning and Logic
4. Belief, Fact, and Opinion
5. Defining Your Terms
6. Drawing Analogies
7. Cause and Effect
8. On Good Authority
9. Making Your Case
Case Studies, Glossary, Index
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