“Argument Clinic”: How do you Recognize and Make an Argument in an Academic Book?
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“Argument Clinic”: How do you Recognize and Make an Argument in an Academic Book?

In the classic Monty Python sketch Argument Clinic, a man played by Michael Palin approaches a receptionist and says "I'd like to buy an argument." After paying for it and entering the next…

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“Remember the coinage!” Why a central concept is so important to your academic book
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“Remember the coinage!” Why a central concept is so important to your academic book

While still in graduate school, after reading a book of mutual interest, I turned to my mentor and asked his opinion of it. He said that he thought the material was good. However,…

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