Perspectives on Argument

Perspectives on Argument

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This combination rhetoric/reader helps students develop strategies for critical reading, critical thinking, research, and writing that will help them argue clearly and convincingly. It teaches them to identify and develop arguments, to read and form reactions and opinions of their own, to analyze an audience, to seek common ground, and to use a wide, realistic range of techniques to write argument papers that express their individual views and original perspectives on modern issues. The Rhetoric portion includes clear explanations and examples of argument theory and reading and writing processes, research and documentation skills, and offers engaging, class-tested writing assignments and activities. The Reader portion includes 75 reading selections covering seven broad issue areas and 18 more focused areas, all of contemporary concern. Unique chapters discuss student argument styles, Rogerian argument, and argument and literature.
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  • Paperback | 681 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 1,043.26g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130225649
  • 9780130225641

Table of contents

THE RHETORIC: I. ENGAGING WITH ARGUMENT FOR READING AND WRITING. 1. A Perspective on Argument. Essays for Analysis: Nathan Burstein, Applying to College, Made Easy. Girls and Computers. Doran Hayes, Genetic Engineering. 2. Developing Your Personal Argument Style. Essays for Analysis: Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, We Knew What Glory Was. Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien, A View from Berkeley. Ernest Martinez, Giving People a Second Chance. Judy Brady, Why I Want a Wife. Reiko Hatsumi, A Simple 'Hai' Wont Do. 3. A Process for Reading Argument. Essays for Analysis: Sara Rimer, Jobs Illuminate What Riots Hid: Young Ideals. Roberta Israeloff, Dont Know Much About History. Mark Slouka, The Road to Unreality. 4. A Process for Writing Argument. Essays for Analysis: LynNell Hancock and Claudia Kalb, A Room of Their Own. Nathan Glazer, Coming and Going. Tanya Pierce, Trial by Jury, a Fundamental Right and a Flawed System. II. UNDERSTANDING THE NATURE OF ARGUMENT FOR READING AND WRITING. 5. The Essential Parts of an Argument: The Toulmin Model. Essays for Analysis: FamilyTime Software, Advertisement. New Yorker cartoon. John Evans, Whats Happened to Disney Films? Roberta F. Borkat, A Liberating Curriculum. Beth Brunk, Toulmin Analysis of 'Whats Happened to Disney Films?' Richard Rieke and Malcolm Sillars, American Value Systems. 6. Types of Claims. Essays for Analysis: Dinesh DSouza, Black Americas Moment of Truth. William Safire, Family Values. Susan Dentzer, Paying the Price of Female Neglect. Ted Sizer, Whats Wrong with Standard Tests? Katie Roiphe, Campus Climate Control. Barbara Koenig, Gene Tests: What You Know Can Hurt You. Michele McCormick, Were Too Busy for Ideas. Lilian G. Katz, Reading, Writing, Narcissism. Louis Uchitelle, Devising New Math to Define Poverty. Amy Harmon, Study Says Net Use, Depression May Be Linked. Lyla Fox, Hold Your Horsepower. 7. Types of Proofs. Essays for Analysis: Meet the Philip Morris Generation, Advertisement. Roxana Robinson, Censorship or Common Sense. David Martin, The Whiny Generation. Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence. Max Shulman, Love Is a Fallacy. Kelly Dickerson, Minor Problems? III. WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER THAT PRESENTS AN ARGUMENT. 8. The Research Paper: Clarifying Purpose and Understanding the Audience. New Yorker Cartoon. 9. The Research Paper: Invention and Conducting Research. Annotated Bibliography. 10. The Research Paper: Organizing, Writing, and Revising. Essays for Analysis: Johanne Mednick, The Highs of Low Technology. Tanya Pierce, The Importance of Jury Instructions. Darrell D. Greer, Alaskan Wolf Management. IV. FURTHER APPLICATIONS: ROGERIAN ARGUMENT; ARGUMENT AND LITERATURE. 11. Rogerian Argument and Common Ground. Essays for Analysis: When Special Care Is Called For, Advertisement. Angela A. Boatwright, Human Cloning: Is It a Viable Option? Lois Agnew, Special Educations Best Intentions. Taryn Barnett,
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