Learning to write arguments in college Composition classrooms can sometimes seem artificial, pointless, or even contrived, which leads to disengaged students--and disengaged writing. A Case-Based Approach to Argumentative Writing teaches argument within the context of case studies, allowing greater opportunity for student engagement. A typical case includes a scenario or narrative, background readings, prompts for in-class and online discussion, at-home and in-class exercises, short writing assignments, and a longer, argument-based essay assignment. Part I contains foundational chapters on argument, critical thinking, reading, and writing. The interplay between instructional information in Part I and cases in Part II helps students convert the abstract concepts they read about into concrete action and writing.
|Author||Associate Professor of English Sonja Launspach|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Rating||4/5 (10 users)|