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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Moreover, I thought it was highly successful in what it set out to do. I requested this book because I wanted to read it, thinking I’d thaank something about the art of debate and the psychology of persuasion.

That’s because, nonsensical as the argument is logically, it makes emotional sense. Go through these again and select your favorite one. There is much comedy here.

Rhetoric once was the main focus of liberal education. Complaints aside, there a few nuggets of rhetorical wisdom contained in Thank You For Arguing. This reader was continually back-and-forth on how to take Heinrichs style. As a consultant, Heinrichs pioneered a technique called the halo: Explain how the commonplaces help them work. Deductive logic involves reaching conclusions through syllogisms—showing how certain categories fit together.

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. I really, really tried. Keep an argument journal of things you notice are persuading you heinrichz how you respond to them. Our founders were well versed in it as well. Having said that I did enjoy reading the book and it has given me much food for thought on how I might more effectively construct my arguments in everyday life.


The book challenged xrguing to think about persuasion in totally new ways.

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Then you must articulate a point of connection between the topic and someone in the room or something this person said. State the raguing scenario and audience for which each of your example sentences works.

What lessons about speech can you learn from them? Consider mundane words e.

Write out a concession without writing the rest of the argument e. As a teacher of high school rhetoric I found this a great book that explains the classical art of persuasion. Take an argument that seems obvious e. This is a highly competent introduction to the ancient Greek and Roman art of rhetoric — or, as the author is fond of saying — verbal ju-jitsu. Do the same for arguments whose core issue is about values and also for arguments about choice.

Proceed through stance theory, first arguing from facts only e. I teach AP Language and have used this book for the past four years in my classes. The pop culture references are great– my favorite is the ref to Eminem– and the references are not outdated either.

Write a short essay in the style Heinrichs discusses by applying his directions to 1 set your topic right off the bat, 2 give your theme a twist, 3 try an epiphany, and 4 show your flaws.


Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition

Jan 26, Ivan Lozano rated it it was amazing Shelves: Go simpler by using only three-word sentences. Select someone who has a distinct style and make an argument by imitating them the best you can. But there are some interesting bits in here. Then generate syllogisms using untrue statements, pictures, and made-up words, such as: Is rhetoric good or bad? Do different generations argue differently?

Wright Brothers, Wrong Story. The Book of Extraordinary Deaths. Then questions of quality e.

Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition Teacher’s Guide

AP Lang Summer Wo Discuss the rhetorical styles among your closest friends. And if you think of arguments as opportunities to work together to discover truth, then this book will likely leave you very disappointed.

The writer comes across flr patronising and smug, and he appears to love footnotes so much he actually sticks them in amongst the text in little, annoying box-outs. What is your ethos? Work is the curse of the drinking classes. This a book about how to use rhetoric in different situations.

Provide adequate reasons for the attack, resistance, or defense.