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. Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Jun 30, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I eat nutritiously every day, so a dessert every once in a while will not adversely affect my diet.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Decorum might involve dressing in appropriate clothing or using words with which the audience identifies. All in all a decent book, if only it was half the page count and a bit more coherent.

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The study of kairos can also help a rhetorician identify the proper medium for an argument: I even taught my children how to use some of fro debating methods.

One of only three books I have thrown to the floor in disgust and have no intention or desire to ever go back to it. However, I got quite annoyed with Heinrichs’ jjay voice by about halfway through the book.

Heinrichs refers to this technique of tactical agreement as concession. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Use the Right Tools The author seems to have the knowledge to elaborate on the verbal fight—maybe standing up to a bully, de-escalating a situation with a patron, cross-examining or being cross-examined—and a chapter tthank this type of argument would have made the book more complete.

This a book about how to use rhetoric in different situations. 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.


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The book is filled with valuable information, but the author’s writing style is intolerable. This entertaining volume is a romp through the rules of rhetoric, a primer in the art of argument.

It wasn’t bad for a non-fiction book. There are, furthermore, three distinct kinds of arguments. Written by one of today’s most popular language mavens, it’s warm, witty, erudite, and truly enlightening. I couldn’t finish it, even after slogging through pages. Book ratings by Goodreads.

One of the key rhetorical techniques is find the proper tense for a debate. In theory, the variety of contemporary sources cited by the author should help the reader to analyze such tricks when, say, politicians employ them– but Heinrichs doesn’t choose his examples for their rhetorical brilliance or their rhetorical speciousness: My students love how organized the handouts are and enjoy tracking the themes as a class. Quotes from Thank You for Arg Personally, I learned a lot about debate, and how to present your point.

He details the tools and techniques necessary for persuasion, and branches out into the overall importance of rhetoric in contemporary society and in our daily lives.

Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition

Instead, clarify your goal get out of this with dignity intact, keep respect of the audienceand respond accordingly. I learned quite a bit from the book, even if it jumped around a lot. National Geographic Almanac However what I got was frustration. He maintained a sophisticated writing style, too, and his expertise and the amount of research he conducted for the publishing of this book is made clear.

But still, all of rhetoric is spread out for you ‘like a patient etherised upon a table’. Tor 31, Kristi rated it it was ok Shelves: The original text plus a side-by-side modern translation of every Shakespeare play. The Heinrichss philosopher Aristotle identified these three kinds as forensic argument which is concerned with blame, and which artuing place mostly in the past tensedemonstrative argument which is concerned with values, and which takes place mostly in the present tenseand deliberative argument which is concerned with choices, and which takes place mostly in the future tense.


Want to Read saving…. I couldn’t do it. Please add page count for ‘Thank You For Arguing’. Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition. It was like getting stuck on a plane, beside the guy who only wants to brag about his family. The writer comes across as patronising and smug, and he appears to love footnotes so much he actually sticks them in amongst the text in little, annoying box-outs.

Oct 14, Deke rated it did not like it. 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.

The first several chapters are nothing but self-aggrandizing rhetoric.

I wondered if they really listened, when my daughter asked for dessert one night. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. An example of the difference would be when you are in an argument at work that you cannot win e. The author takes you through the basics of rhetoric in a modern, colloquial and conversational way, full of anecdotes and examples rooted in history and popular culture.

While our culture tends to admire straight shooters, [ Know Whom to Trust This book is less about the well-reasoned argument than about clobbering anyone who The very best college class I took was Dr. If you want to learn it, this is a relatively painless way to do so. Ken Schmidt and Tim Bogenn. Paperbackpages. The idea is to deliver classical terms like logos logicpathos emotionethos moralityand kairos timing using cultural references to make it understandable to a casual reader.