The Informed Citizen

The Informed Citizen

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The Informed Citizen is about interacting in communities that reach from the classroom to cyberspace to explore today's issues and develop informed opinions, effective arguments, and polished writing. The text is founded on classical rhetoric, the schema that seems most accessible to students. Fundamental, also, are the ideas that English class does not have to be dull; that everyone has something to say; that argument permeates discourse; that building skills is not only imprtant but also exciting; and that thinking is the most important tool for writing, relating, living, and contributing.In fact, whole papers, perhaps even whole books, might be written to persuade that what some people assume to be true is logically so. ... The word euthanasia, for instance, to some people means using an overt method to cause death; to others, the term ... For instance, you may decide to start with an example or anecdote, followed by statistical information and a causal relationship. You can note on your outline the kind of information and the sources that will be used in each section.

Title:The Informed Citizen
Author:Wanda Schindley
Publisher:Heinle & Heinle Pub - 1997


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