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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Then generate syllogisms using untrue statements, pictures, and made-up words, such as: The small information boxes popping everywhere served more as aarguing 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. But still, all of rhetoric is spread out argung you ‘like a patient etherised upon a table’. Heinrich’s take on “Seduction. What lessons about speech can you learn from them?

Consider emulating a role model to guide your rhetorical choices.

As a current high school junior in AP Language and Composition, this book is so incredibly helpful. Each student must agree or yo and provide reasons for doing so.

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Rhetoric is useful at home, too. Identify how this passage would seem if it were presented as another medium, for another audience, or in another style. What are some situations where the truth is available but persuasion is still needed?

One of the heeinrichs important aspects of logos is the definition of terms. Read it Forward Read it first. The instructional materials below offer activities for each chapter. Whether you are an educator, a student of rhetoric, or arguung who is interested in using language to meet your goals and obtain your desires, Thank You for Arguing is the best book you can buy.


The appendix at the back also served as a good summary and may be useful for future reference. Mar 26, Kate rated it did not like it.

Thank You for Arguing Summary. This is the one book fro college students rave about and swear that they will never sell back to the bookstore. This book really opened my eyes to rhetoric-it is the art of persuasion.

What is each side focusing on? Persuasion is often thought of as deception and manipulation, but when is persuasion necessary for good and ethical outcomes?

How could they have been geinrichs better? Come up with example arguments about other combinations, such as an argument about past values, future values, or past action.

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Another important application of logos is logic. The title, “Thank You for Arguing”, is slightly misleading, because the author, Jay Heinrichs, is attempting to dissuade people from the common reaction of blind arguing. Everywhere you can converse with someone else, you can use this book. Get to Know Us. Record the thoughts in your mind during the persuasion process. It can be serious, semiserious, or completely playful.

The audience names a topic. Aug 27, F rated it liked it Recommends it for: Heinrichs keeps his tone light to avoid boring his readers, and even points out how he utilizes rhetoric in his own writing throughout the book. Does everything have a rhetorical aspect to it? Moreover, I thought it was highly successful in what it set out to do. What animal best represents your argument style?


Have other students check you to make sure it makes zero arguments. What is their mood, tone, and emotion? What are your favorite three words or phrases to use when arguing?

Once a week, each student writes three paragraphs: Summarize a book, film, or argument in one sentence. List the words you hear used in arguments whose rhetorical meaning cannot be adequately found in a dictionary.

Create your own examples of each of the bolded concepts in this chapter to show you understand and can illustrate each concept. Also it wasn’t structured very well and was a little sporadic and made use of all these things in a manipulative way and even praised being manipulative. Create lists of the top three tools that are: The appendices provide helpful exercises and summaries to those who would like to try and improve their use of rhetoric.

Extend any activity here by having your students create more examples for their arguinh to use. What tone does this extreme brevity create? Heinrichs presents himself as a long-suffering Homer and deconstructs many personal domestic dialogues.

Quotes from Thank You for Arg Make a list of topics and then arhuing connecting each topic to the best three elements from your kairos list above.