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With clear explanations and abundant examples, this book explores the skills that active citizens and professionals need argumengation make and evaluate arguments effectively in a wide range of real-life contexts.

Drawing on classical and contemporary theory and principles, it explores the structure of arguments; relationships between reasons and conclusions; the criteria of evidence, validity, and definitional clarity; common types of arguments and fallacies; and adapting arguments to audiences.

The book works well on the theoretical and practical levels. Students who study it will aargumentation stronger at constructing and deconstructing arguments of all sorts. I also appreciate the discussion of civil discourse and the role of advocacy in society. It is very clear, with obvious cues for students to follow with respect to definitions and ragumentation terms.

I get very positive feedback from students. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I also argumenntation Herrick’s wide range of examples to clarify concepts and give richness to his analyses. Butterworth, Ohio University “The text is concise yet thorough. I especially like the author’s use of examples to illustrate the concepts.

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Please try again later. Textbook Binding Verified Purchase. Even though it is supposed to be easy to herrrick, I feel like in cases there weren’t enough examples and it was too wordy on things it could have explained more simply. I have herirck gotten argumentwtion lot more out of other Argumentation and Logic books, such as Beyond Feelings. Of course, it was a book required for a college class, so perhaps that is why I don’t feel that positive about the book as well?

Anyways, if you have to buy it for a class, buy it. Otherwise, find a different book to learn about argumentation and logic. I am going to be selling mine now that my class is over. I got this book for my class and it had a lot of examples which helped. It is extremely painful to read. This is literally the most boring book I have ever read. I’m comparing this text to herric college books in sociology, interpersonal communication, public speaking, psychology ect I’ve never come across a book so boring.

Argumentation: Understanding and Shaping Arguments by James A. Herrick

This book gives in-depth description of all debate concepts, theory and perspectives. It argumentatioh examples of everything, so you can apply it in your debate skill. It also just helps you with your overall presentation of thoughts and opinions.

I argumenation this to be a readable refresher on the subject. I’ve recently had to write a number of papers for my employer advocating various positions. This Herrick does a very nice job of going over the basics. The writing is suitable for high school, undergraduates and business folk.

One person found this helpful. This term, I used this text in my advanced composition course on argumentation; however, I will NEVER use it again or require my students to purchase it.

The text is primarily problematic because Herrick does not provide sufficient examples or explanations for students, who are often confused by his terse chapters and explanations.


Additionally, the fourth edition has numerous errors. As just one example, on pg. I called Strata Publishing to determine if this was an error, and it was. Exercises at the back of the book are few and uninteresting. The instructor’s edition, additionally, provides only the answers to student exercises but provides no other guidance or support for instructors. The organization of the chapters also is highly problematic.

For instance, Chapter 5 overviews concepts of support, validity, and linguistic consistency. An instructor teaching the text, then, really ought to just skip Chapter 5 to get a fuller coverage of the concepts in the other chapters. I’ve had to purchase David Zarefsky’s “Argumentation: Product in perfect conditions, as it argumentatiob new.

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