Practical Argument: Short Edition
Third Edition   ©2017

Practical Argument: Short Edition

Laurie G. Kirszner (University of the Sciences (Emeritus)) , Stephen R. Mandell (Drexel University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03019-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03019-3; Format: Paper Text, 488 pages

Argument Made Accessible

Best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have brought simplicity to the study of argument with Practical Argument Short Third Edition.  A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. Practical Argument focuses on basic principles of classical argument and includes alternative approaches. Practical Argument forgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, with examples that are immediately relevant to students’ lives. Thoroughly updated with exciting new topics and readings, Practical Argument is now available packaged with a LaunchPad that provides:
  • Interactive exercises and tutorials for reading, writing, and research
  • LearningCurve adaptive, game-like practice that helps students focus on the topics where they need the most help, such as fallacies, claims, evidence, and other key elements of argument
  • Comprehension quizzes on the readings and argument instruction
    Practical Argument Short Third Edition is also available in a full version with a reader