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Generic Skills in Argumentation

What are the generic skills in argumentation at the higher education level? This chapter looks at a number of models that attempt to map such skills and discusses how they might be applied in a range of contexts. The advantage of a core set of skills and practices is that they can be used not only to bring unity to studies in argumentation but to point out where particular practices diverge from the norm. It also looks at rhetoric and composition courses wherein such generic skills are assumed to have value.