Thought I would update everyone on what I purchased (so far); 1) The Case Study Handbook
Published by the Harvard Business Press and geared toward exactly what I wanted. Seems to be perfect for any student that wants to prepare to learn through the case method. Contents: Introduction; Persuasion, Argument, and the Case Method, What Is a Case? Part 1 - Analysis: How to Analyze a Case; Case Analysis Demonstration; Problems; Decisions; Evaluations Part 2 - Discussion: How to Discuss a Case Part 3 - Writing: How to Write a Case-Based Essay; Problem Essays; Decision Essays; Evaluation Essays Part 4 - Cases For Analysis and Writing with Example Cases and Example Good and Bad Essays: Allentown Materials Corporation - The Electronic Products Division; General Electric - Major Appliance Business Group; General Motors - Packard Electric Division; Malaysia in the 1990s; Whistler Corporation 2) Classic Rhetoric for the Modern Student
I know I said I didn't want something too academic, but the reviews put me at ease. Plus the chapter titles suggested it would be a perfect fit (at least the first few). Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Discovery of Arguments (Deciding what to say). 3. Arrangement of Material (Marshalling your arguments for greatest effect). 4. Style (How best to speak/write your arguments). 5. The Progymnasmata (Exercises in rhetoric). 6. A Survey of Rhetoric (History of rhetoric from Ancient Greece to modern times). Thanks for all the suggestions everyone - I've definitely placed many of them on my wish list.