This composition text focuses on argument and persuasion using
examples, exercises, readings, and writing assignments. The text guides
students through developing a thesis, finding and organizing evidence,
and writing and revising several different types of argumentative
papers. The second edition de-emphasizes the language of formal logic,
and all the readings, examples, and exercises have been updated.
Additional coverage has been given to refutation. Widely used in both
advanced composition and second semester freshman courses.