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Rhetoric & Composition

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  1. Gorgias (Zeyl Edition)

    Translated by Donald J. Zeyl

    Gorgias (Zeyl Edition)

    “This is an excellent translation. It achieves a very high standard of accuracy and readability, two goals very difficult to attain in combination when it comes to such a master of prose and philosophical argument as Plato. Because of this the book is suitable for courses at all levels in philosophy, from introductory courses on Plato, or problems in Philosophy, to graduate seminars.” —Gerasimos Santas, Teaching Philosophy

  2. Persuasion: History, Theory, Practice

    George Pullman

    Persuasion: History, Theory, Practice

    George Pullman's lively and accessible introduction to the study of persuasion is an ideal text for use in courses where the understanding and practice of argumentation, rhetoric, and critical thinking are central.

    "George Pullman's Persuasion has much to commend, not only in its direct engagement of the rich tradition of rhetoric, but also in its well-chosen range of readings (from the Greek tradition as well as contemporary pieces) and exercises in each chapter. In particular, I liked the way the introductory material invites experienced and newer students to consider the value of effective communication in professional settings. The exercises not only enable students to put into practice the key ideas highlighted in the chapter, but also promote digital literacies, which are fundamental in the twenty-first century. Students will find chapters three and four especially valuable for their clarity in explaining topics, issue types and use of evidence. Finally, this is an affordable and relevant classroom text that students will be able to consult long after the course of study has ended." —Cecilia Bonnor, Department of English, University of Houston

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  3. Plato: Gorgias & Aristotle: Rhetoric

    Plato & Aristotle
    Translated, with Introduction, by Joe Sachs

    Plato: Gorgias & Aristotle: Rhetoric

    By pairing translations of Gorgias and Rhetoric, along with an outstanding introductory essay, Joe Sachs demonstrates Aristotles response to Plato. If in the Gorgias Plato probes the question of what is problematic in rhetoric, in Rhetoric, Aristotle continues the thread by looking at what makes rhetoric useful. By juxtaposing the two texts, an interesting "conversation" is illuminated—one which students of philosophy and rhetoric will find key in their analytical pursuits.

  4. The English Language

    Jack Lynch

    The English Language

    Updated and expanded from one of the most popular grammar sites on the web, this book provides a modern guide to English usage for the 21st century. With topics arranged alphabetically and written in an enjoyable and readable tone, The English Language: A User's Guide will help students and writers understand the nature of the language, explaining the "why" of the rules as well as what constitutes good grammar and style. Going beyond the prescriptive wrong /right examples, Jack Lynch includes examples of weak/strong, good/better, disputed/preferred, and informal/formal usage.

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    Michael Harvey

    The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing (Second Edition)

    This "worthy successor to Strunk and White*" now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.

    "This wonderful little book has helped improve the level of writing in all the courses I teach. No one should graduate from college without having used it." —Gonzalo Munevar, Lawrence Technological University

    * "Highly recommended." —P. Finley, Choice*

  6. Writing a Successful Research Paper: A Simple Approach

    Stanley Chodorow

    Writing a Successful Research Paper: A Simple Approach

    "Writing a successful research paper is not easy, but Stanley Chodorow's book is so lucid and well organized that, with it as an aid, students will find the process less daunting—and perhaps even satisfying. The sixth chapter, on using evidence, is the best and most helpful thing I've ever read on that crucial topic."
       —Al Filreis, Kelly Professor of English, Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, and Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, University of Pennsylvania

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    Gordon Harvey

    Writing with Sources (2nd Edition)

    A new edition of Writing with Sources is now available, click here for more information about the third edition.

    "The best little book for college writers. Harvey understands the writer's position—and plight—when composing essays that must respond to texts yet make independent assertions. Writing with Sources not only provides clear rules of citation for papers in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, but it also shows how writers can incorporate and advance ideas learned from other writers, while avoiding the bad habits of composition that can lead to plagiarism. It's the one book to keep on your desk."
         —David Gewanter, English Department, Georgetown University

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