Office of Assertion: An Art of Rhetoric for Academic Essay


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Intercollegiate Studies Institute
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5.04 X 7.76 X 0.51 inches | 0.41 pounds
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About the Author

Scott F. Crider is professor of English at the University of Dallas, where he teaches courses in advanced composition and classical rhetoric. He is also the author of With What Persuasion: An Essay on Shakespeare and the Ethics of Rhetoric.


"Scott Crider has done what I thought impossible: he has found the strong elements of current composition theory and folded them into crisp, cogent account of traditional rhetoric. The result is a brief, lucid, yet thorough introduction to rhetoric for st
"Mr. Crider's Office of Assertion is the best guide to the writing of essays that I have ever seen, in many years of college and university teaching at Columbia and Dartmouth. It is designed for good students at either of those levels. It goes beyond the essential preliminaries to the elements that produce a genuinely good writer, and, far from being dogmatic, it is exploratory and immensely practical."-- Jeffrey Hart, Professor of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College and author of Smiling Through the Cultural Catastrophe: Toward the Revival of Higher Education
"In The Office of Assertion: the Art of Rhetoric Scott Crider has written a brief, elegant text on a topic all too often treated esoterically. He adjures readers, in a reference to Wendell Berry, to 'stand by' their words, proceeding to demonstrate the wa