The Office of Assertion

The Office of Assertion

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A frivolous argument or inflated claim is often dismissed with the reply, a€œThata€™s just rhetoric!a€ But as Scott Crider explains in The Office of Assertion, the classical tradition of rhetoric is both a productive and a liberal art. The ability to employ rhetoric successfully can enable the student, as an effective communicator, to reflect qualities of soul through argument. In that sense, rhetoric is much more than a technical skill. Crider addresses the intelligent university student with respect and humor. This short but serious book is informed by both the ancient rhetorical tradition and recent discoveries concerning the writing process. Though practical, it is not simply a a€œhow-toa€ manual; though philosophical, it never loses sight of writing itself. Crider combines practical guidance about how to improve an academic essay with reflection on the final purposes a€”educational, political, and philosophicala€”of such improvement.An Art of Rhetoric for the Academic Essay Scott F Crider ... For example, every reader of this book is likely a master of a contemporary formula of composition, the FiveParagraph ... My favorite restaurant is McDonalda#39;s. ... In conclusion, I like McDonalda#39;s because the food is good and inexpensive, and the staff entertaining.

Title:The Office of Assertion
Author:Scott F Crider
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-05-06


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