My chief objection to a quarrel,” G.K. Chesterton wrote, “is that it ends a good argument.”
Junior high and high school students will argue (and sometimes quarrel), but they won’t argue well without good training. The Art of Argument is designed to teach the argumentative adolescent how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose. The mastery of informal logic (the logical fallacies) is a foundational subject by which other subjects are evaluated, assessed, and learned.
The Art of Argument features clear explanations and illustrations, along with dialogues, worksheets, and dialectic discussion questions, making this text easy to follow and engaging. The fallacies become relevant with practical applications through an analysis of current social, commercial, and political issues, as well as over 60 comical and clever phony advertisements. Fun extras are included, such as a humorous skit for students to perform and the famous short story “Love Is a Fallacy” by Max Shulman.
The Art of Argument Teacher’s Edition features the entire content of the The Art of Argument student text, along with answer keys, teaching tips, and invaluable chapter and unit tests. The Art of Argument DVD set is also available as a companion product.
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