Jay Heinrichs (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · 3, ratings · reviews. Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught. A master class in the art of persuasion, as taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill, newly revised and updated. The time-tested. Get all the key plot points of Jay Heinrichs’s Thank You for Arguing on one page. From the creators of SparkNotes.
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If you want to learn how to manipulate people, then by all means read this book.
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This book is perfect for the classroom, but it is also a book that I would have loved to read without classroom instruction. All illustrate and dissect the rationale of reasoned argument. Heinrichs’ work helps accomplish this understanding. Read it Forward Read it first.
Please mind your language
The idea is to deliver classical terms like logos logicpathos emotionethos moralityand kairos timing using cultural references to make it understandable to a casual reader. Thnk more Read less. Select a topic and argue against it using only commonplaces rather than specifics of the argument. Find and discuss how arguments are made through various media: However, I got quite annoyed with Heinrichs’ narrative voice by about halfway through the book.
Heinrichs presents himself as a long-suffering Homer and deconstructs many personal domestic dialogues. Jan 26, Ivan Lozano rated it it was amazing Shelves: Convince them to make a rhetoric course mandatory for students. It’s best enjoyed in short doses, leaving some time to let your brain soak in the knowledge.
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Write a brief argument using the simplest language possible. When do we need more than just logic and facts? This will sensitize your ear for when people do this. Showing of reviews. All of that got tires Adguing is a highly competent introduction to the ancient Greek and Roman art of rhetoric — or, as the author is fond of saying — verbal ju-jitsu. Maybe wishing it would disappear.
Select a public controversy that your classmates know about and take a stand on one side of the matter. This reader was continually back-and-forth on how to take Heinrichs style. Find a part of the book you disagree with and explain why. The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
I really, really tried. I can see why the English teachers at my school would have students read Thank You for Arguing before taking AP English Language – it introduces terms such as ethos, pathos, and logos, and shares techniques for argument such as utilizing the future tense. State what kind of humor the joke exemplifies from the chapter and when you could use it rhetorically. Make a simple claim and make up some examples to support it.
Then, the chapter exercises help foor rhetorical concepts into student practices. I hoped to find a book that would return me to that classroom and help me recall the skills I so appreciated. Choose a question or argument and list all the possible issues contained in it.
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