The Office of Assertion has become an indispensable resource for college, high school, and homeschool students everywhere. In this short, practical guide to the art of persuasive writing, Professor Scott Crider reclaims the classical tradition of rhetoric while highlighting the most recent discoveries concerning the writing process.
A frivolous argument or inflated claim is often dismissed with the reply, “That’s just rhetoric!” But as Crider explains, the classical tradition of rhetoric is both a productive and a liberal art. The ability to employ rhetoric successfully can enable the student, as an effective communicator, to reflect qualities of soul through argument. In that sense, rhetoric is much more than a technical skill.