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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Select a situation where you would need to apologize. Select something it can be almost anything and tell us what it conveys about someone and how it tells us that.

Consider your personal argument history: In Thank You for ArguingJay Heinrichs endeavors to show why the lost art of rhetoric—the study of heinrichz and persuasion—can help people understand argying world, help them succeed, and generally improve their thanm. Also consider how arguments are made through images, music, and other media.

I purchased this as a gift for my dad as somewhat of an inside joke since he wanted me to be a lawyer and I became a college English teacher. Is he appealing to my feelings, logic, or his Excellent book!

This book does have some value, though you have to wade through the mud to get it. I thought he was rather pretentious; while I don’t particularly mind pretension, his embodiment of the techniques he discussed bothered me.

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Select a topic e. This is a fascinating book I didn’t expect to enjoy reading.

What tense is he speaking in? That’s a good thing. The study of kairos can also help a rhetorician identify the proper medium for an argument: Find a short video online to show to the class and tell us what it teaches about rhetoric that is different from what has been taught so far.


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By defining terms in an advantageous way, rhetoricians can stack the deck against their opponents. Topics Reference and languages books The Observer.

Each chapter begins with a quotation thaank a rhetorical theme. What animal best represents your argument style? As Heinrichs does here, describe your vision of an ideal rhetorical society.

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Jul 04, Pages. Dec 21, Angela Blount rated it liked it Shelves: I give it my highest recommendation! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

What would be the ideal next arguiing for you? Looking for More Great Reads? One gets the feeling that he’s been unable to get anyone’s attention over the years, and so he’s used to trying way too hard. The text has 30 short lessons and five appendices that explain hhank rhetorical concepts behind argument and style. Consider and answer what you believe are the two strongest arguments against your position.

Even so, the book is not daunting in its language. At first it read fast, but then I got so sick of the narrative voice and presentation, that it took a lot of motivation to finish it If I didn’t need to read for class, I might’ve stopped. Make simple, clear examples that illustrate each of these concepts. And it is not as ehinrichs that is easy or obvious, as the author seems to suggest in at least one passage.

As Samuel Butler put thankk Malign a much-beloved public figure. Two sides argue and then switch into a competition of who can out-concede the jou. As soon as I started it, I moved to a quiet area of the house because I realized that I will be learning a lot from Jay and I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. What are its rules, patterns, expectations, and opportunities?


Redistribute papers so that each person gets assigned one audience and one speaking situation to apply the four concepts. What are some situations where the truth is available but persuasion is still needed? Welcome from them any other possible answers not listed on the page. Heinrichs introduces us to a range of tools and techniques to use when we find ourselves at odds with people from family members to work colleagues and political opponents.

My students love how organized the handouts are and enjoy tracking the themes as a class. I learned things, but nothing I care to retain. List the words you hear used in arguments whose rhetorical meaning cannot be adequately found in a dictionary.

If the book had a title that indicated that he only intended to cover that half of the subject of persuasion, I would have much less criticism, as it’s legitimate to write a book on that to warn people to be on their guard against it, although I wish there were more books that covered the other half of the subject, as follows: Additionally, the examples and analogies he uses for appeals or persuasive strategies are either repetitive or overly simplistic in nature.

The idea is to deliver classical terms like logos logicpathos emotionethos moralityand kairos timing using cultural references to make it understandable to a casual reader. Another important application of logos is logic. What is the difference between rhetoric and deception?