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How to Argue

How to Argue

Fourth Edition

October 2023 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Do you want to get better at developing your argument, but don't know where to start?

This book breaks down different types of argument, from writing to presenting and exam technique. It's ideal for students of all levels and of all study areas, making this a go-to text for everyone.

Key features include:
- Chapter objectives and key topics to ensure it's the right chapter for you
- Tips, exercises and useful phrases to apply the content to your learning
- A glossary and further reading to broaden your arguing technique 

Student Success is a series of essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to boosting your employability and managing your wellbeing, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. 
Chapter 1: Getting started: The first steps in developing your argument
Chapter 2: Structuring your argument: Putting your ideas in order
Chapter 3: Arguments for all occasions: Different assignments require different approaches
Chapter 4: How to criticise arguments
Chapter 5: Arguing out loud: Oral presentations: How to stand up and deliver a convincing argument
Chapter 6: Being original: Making your argument stand out


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Applied the knowledge from here within the professional developlment module. The approach towards deeper arguing hopefully will apply a more critical stance to what the students are submitting. The reading in sections is deep and allows for a more detailed understanding.

Mrs karen Cooke
Sport and Public Services, The Manchester College
December 5, 2023

Very useful book for building skills in academic writing. Now on reading lists throughout the undergraduate programme.

Mrs Kathy Humberstone
College of Health & Social Care, University of Derby (Chesterfield)
November 6, 2023

An excellent introductory range of argument and argumentation, simply abnd accessibly written but really informative!

Professor Jonathan Parker
Society and Social Welfare, Bournemouth University
February 7, 2024

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