WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II Rotating Header Image

Book of Bad Arguments

This will be helpful this week and next as we compose our persuasive essays: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments.

As will, from your St. Martin’s Handbook:

  • 8e: Identifying elements of an argument
  • 9: Constructing Arguments
  • 9a: Arguing for a purpose
  • 9b: Determining whether a statement can be argued
  • 9c: Formulating a working thesis
  • 9d: Finding good reasons
  • 9e: Making ethical appeals
  • 9f: Making logical appeals
  • 9g: Making emotional appeals
  • 9h: Using sources in an argument
  • 9i: Organizing an argument
  • 9j: Designing an argument