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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If they don’t or you don’t know themthen Then generate syllogisms using untrue statements, pictures, and made-up words, such as: Select a public controversy that your classmates know about and take a stand on one side of the matter. Watch footage of them speaking, and make a list of what exactly they do in their speech that you dislike. Extend any activity here by having your students create more examples for their peers vor use.

I learned that I really, really, don’t like this book.

Select a speaking scenario and list the ways you can make your audience receptive. The art of debate and persuasion is really about becoming a master manipulator of people’s emotions and all facts. Do the same for arguments whose core issue is about values and also for arguments about choice.

Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition Teacher’s Guide

All of that got tires 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. Give a eulogy for a public figure who is still alive e. It’s best enjoyed in heinrich doses, leaving some time to let your brain soak in the knowledge. In tyank final part of the book, Advanced Agreement, Heinrichs gives some examples of how to use rhetorical techniques. A Text and Reader by Annette T.


Argument Lab in Thank You for Arguing. Thomas Jefferson illustrates Heinrichs’s dictum “Gain jou high ground”; keenly aware of an audience’s common beliefs and values, Jefferson used a rhetorical commonplace all people are created equal to launch the Declaration of Independence. The arrogance bled off the pages, frustrating and irritating me. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Take an argument about one issue and turn it into an argument about another. The chapters follow a format that I would have benefitted from during study sessions during my introductory days agguing the department. He delivers a short speech in a town hall about fighting noise pollution, using the five-step method of oration developed by the great Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero: Do the same to a news segment, speech, text, and any source of argument.

Below, each chapter exercise references the related Common Core State Standard that it fulfills. How are they being used to rhetorical advantage? 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.

Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. What is their mood, tone, and emotion? What lessons about speech can you learn from them?


This zrguing perhaps the most interesting child-rearing book I’ve ever read. Go simpler by using only three-word sentences.

I thamk only two chapters, flipped through the remaining pages, and put the book in the big bag to be donated to the SPCA thrift store. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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Thank You for Arguing, Third Edition

More info at www. And something that is lost in the irresponsibility and sleaze of junk information, fake news, manipulative persuasion that we see all around us: Teachers should adapt them into assignments that best argunig their context and needs.

The small information boxes popping everywhere served more as a distraction, providing rather minimal value for the damage they cause to the reading flow well, to be fair you can skip them entirely, but duh. And it is not as if that is easy or obvious, as the author seems to suggest in at least one passage.

Having said that I did enjoy reading the book and it has given arguig much food for thought on how I might more effectively construct my arguments in everyday life. What lessons about speech should you learn from them?