Laurie G. Kriszner, Stephen R. Mandell
Bedford/St. Martin’s; 3rd edition
With the publication of Practical Argument: A Text and Anthology 3rd Edition (ePub/PDF), best-selling authors Stephen Mandell and Laurie Kirszner have made the study of argument more accessible to a wider audience. The etextbook, which was originally published in Kindle ePub format and has since been converted to PDF format, is an introduction to argumentative writing that is presented in full color and is simple and straightforward. It uses an approach that is driven by exercises to get to the core of what college students need to understand in order to comprehend both classical and contemporary argument. Practical Argument avoids the complicated terminology that tends to throw writing students for a loop and instead explains concepts using clear, common language and provides examples that are directly applicable to the lives of any and all students. Comprehensively revised with brand new readings and subject matter, the third edition of Practical Argument is now available as an ePub (and a converted PDF) [this product] or packaged with a LaunchPad (sold separately); in addition, there is an online resource that offers the following:
- Reading comprehension assessments as well as coaching on constructing arguments
- Interactive writing, reading, and research activities in the form of tutorials and exercises
- LearningCurve is an adaptive, game-like exercise that assists all students in concentrating on the subject areas in which they require the most assistance, such as claims, fallacies, evidence, and other essential components of an argument.