Synopses & Reviews
With its first edition published in 1985, Elements of Argument, with a pioneering approach emphasizing the Toulmin model of argument, changed the way that argument was taught in college composition courses. The book quickly became the best-seller in its market and has maintained its dominance with a mix of accessible instruction and compelling readings. Carefully revised in response to instructors' comments, it continues to anticipate new trends in the direction of argument courses. Provocative new readings, increased coverage of critical reading strategies, a striking new design, and an expanded companion Web site (at www.bedfordstmartins.com/rottenberg) make it an even more valuable classroom resource than before. Elements of Argument continues to stay ahead of its competitors by anticipating and responding to the needs of today's instructors and students.