Inquiry, Argument, & Change—BRIEF
• stresses inquiry not just as an exploratory activity, but as the psychological and rhetorical heart of meaningful argument.
• emphasizes that in large part the questions students ask and how they ask them determine the answers they get.
• integrates the stases into the generative stage of the writing process.
• presents readings that clearly build on students’ prior knowledge and personal experience and guide students to test, extend, and refine their thinking.
• offers writing assignments that work directly from and with the readings.
• shows how logical and rhetorical aspects of argument, such as the Toulmin and Rogerian models, work together toward a single goal.