Companion Site for A Practical Study of Argument
In my opinion, not everything included on this "companion site"
is quite as useful for study purposes as it claims to be (e.g., the
online flashcards). I do recommend that students make use of the practice
tests, however, and it may be useful to compare the online chapter reviews
with your own notes.
Note: Be cautious -- indeed, very cautious
-- about taking too seriously the results of the online quizzes that
you find on this site. I've now gone through most of them and more than
few contain spelling and/or grammar mistakes that might affect your
response and some of the feedback explanations that you will receive
in response to an "incorrect" answer are just plain wrong.
Some, in fact, seem to have been written by someone who simply did not
understand or read carefully the question being asked. I have pointed
some of these errors out to Wadsworth and I will keep you posted on
The chapter reviews are in Microsoft PowerPoint format. This is rather
stupid, in my opinion, since it would have been trivially easy to make
these files available in a genuinely cross-platform compatible format
such as PDF. In any case, you do NOT necessarily need to have PowerPoint
installed on your computer in order to view these files.You can instead
use a free PowerPoint viewer available from Microsoft:
2003 Viewer for Win 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
98 Viewer for Macintosh