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The Complete Idiot’s Guide™ to Writing Well by Laurie E. Rozakis

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Chapter 14. Why Not See It My Way?: Persuasion and Argumentation

Why Not See It My Way?: Persuasion and Argumentation

Rhetoric, the art of argument, developed in the fifth century B.C.E. in Sicily to help everyday people argue that they should be entitled to recover property seized by a tyrant. See? Real estate has always been “location, location, location”—or lack thereof.

This chapter will take you step by step through the process of writing convincing arguments, whether they're letters of application, essays, editorials, letters to the ...

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