Jay Heinrichs (Goodreads Author). · Rating details · 3, ratings · reviews. Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught. A master class in the art of persuasion, as taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill, newly revised and updated. The time-tested. Get all the key plot points of Jay Heinrichs’s Thank You for Arguing on one page. From the creators of SparkNotes.

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At first, I really enjoyed the h For fo accessible, engaging, and non-textbook book about rhetoric, I found it very successful. It should be no surprise that Chapter 10 was far and above my favorite chapter–devoted to the persuasive power of humor in its many forms.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Two sides argue and then switch into a competition of who can out-concede the other. He now lectures widely on the yeinrichs, to audiences ranging from Ivy League students to NASA scientists to Southwest Airlines executives, and runs the language blog figarospeech.

All illustrate and dissect the rationale of reasoned argument. However, you have to wade through quite a bit to find many of those said nuggets. Jun 30, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Apparently, this book was thnk conceived for adults, but it has truly found a receptive audience in the AP Lang world.


Instead, clarify thxnk goal get out of this with dignity intact, keep respect of the audienceand respond accordingly. Highlight differences from people who have noticed differences across cultures, spaces, and traditions.

Like having an amateur Chris Rock teach you a foreign language. What does this paragraph sound like to you? We are experiencing technical difficulties. Is he appealing to my feelings, logic, or his character? B was a stern taskmaster and a hard grader– and I learned so much about polishing self-expression and about analyzing other’s expressed opinions.

I read only two chapters, flipped through the remaining pages, and put the book in the big bag to be donated to the SPCA thrift store. When I read parts of the book aloud to my srguing, I could see him gr My boyfriend gave me this book because it’s a rhetoric book, and being that I majored in Rhetoric in college, he thought I’d enjoy it.

How long do they remember the argument afterward?

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I teach rhetoric, and I thamk used this book for years. Select three rhetors whom you dislike. The book has been published in six languages and released in a new edition. As Heinrichs does here, describe your vision of an ideal rhetorical society. Paying for College, Edition. Then questions of quality e.

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Practice introducing a topic by opening with a concession to the other side. Apply concepts from the book to an exercise of selling a specific thing to a specific group e. AP Lang Summer Wo I really, really tried. Also consider how arguments are made through images, music, and other media.


Refresh and try again. This is a book I’ll be using for reference a lot in the future and it made me abuse Kindle’s highlight function to where there’s barely a page without a highlight or htank.

Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition Teacher’s Guide

This can be clothes, a bedroom, a written essay, contents in a backpack, a car interior, music playlists, an Internet browsing history, and so on. Related Books and Guides. Often his clever heirichs obstinate children win the argument, heihrichs sophisticated rhetorical skills without even realising it. To supply content for the chapter exercises, each student lists: Teachers should adapt them into assignments that best suit their context and needs.

In it, clearly apply the pathos concepts from Chs.

Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama. Unfortunately, this author almost tor covers what I would call “negative” persuasion and manipulation and psychological tricks — so this is in part a labeling issue. Why where they important? Jul 04, Pages Buy. Unlike Aristotle and those who write about and teach rhetoric, he does not spend much time on positive, rational persuasion, clear explanation, the power of effective description.