Audiences and Intentions: A Book of Arguments Nancy Mason Bradbury

ISBN: 9780205261741

Published: February 6th 1997

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605 pages


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Audiences and Intentions: A Book of Arguments  by  Nancy Mason Bradbury

Audiences and Intentions: A Book of Arguments by Nancy Mason Bradbury
February 6th 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 605 pages | ISBN: 9780205261741 | 9.42 Mb

The guiding principle behind this reader is that training in argument helps writers where they need it most: in focusing their sense of audience and purpose. This rich collection includes narrative as well as expository works, representing manyMoreThe guiding principle behind this reader is that training in argument helps writers where they need it most: in focusing their sense of audience and purpose. This rich collection includes narrative as well as expository works, representing many different periods, cultures, and genres from Greek drama to American political speeches.

With a balance of classic and contemporary selections, the readings clearly demonstrate the relevance of past arguments to present-day concerns. In organization, the text combines coherence with a high degree of flexibility. The first four chapters emphasize critical reading and writing. Each chapter introduces a fundamental concept for readers to consider as they react to the readings. The accompanying commentary and questions place an equal emphasis on critical analysis and the shaping of written arguments. In both cases, the authors focus on audience and intent.

The final chapter brings together readings from many different periods and perspectives. For all professionals wishing to improve upon their writing skills.



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