Envision In-Depth: Reading, Writing, and Researching Arguments / Edition 1

Envision In-Depth: Reading, Writing, and Researching Arguments / Edition 1

by Christine Alfano, Alyssa O'Brien, Alyssa J. O'Brien

ISBN-10: 0321355717

ISBN-13: 9780321355713

Pub. Date: 08/21/2007

Publisher: Longman

Envision in Depth teaches core skills in argument and research with over 100 readings on issues that engage readers and provide occasions for persuasive writing.


Envision in Depth teaches core skills in argument and research with over 100 readings on issues that engage readers and provide occasions for persuasive writing.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Analysis and Argument

Chapter 1: Analyzing Texts

Understanding Texts Rhetorically

Understanding Rhetoric

Analyzing Texts Rhetorically

Strategies for Analyzing Persuasive Texts

Reading: Samuel P. Huntington, “Under God”

Reading: Doug Marlette, “I Was a Tool of Satan”

Writing a Rhetorical Analysis

Student Writing: Jason Benhaim, “Tapping into the American Psyche”

Turning to Texts of Your Choice

Prewriting Checklist

Chapter 2: Understanding Strategies of Persuasion

Analyzing Ads as Arguments

Reading: Seth Stevenson, “You and Your Shadow”

Understanding the Rhetorical Appeals

Considering Context

Using Strategies of Persuasion

Prewriting Checklist

Chapter 3: Composing Arguments

Understanding the Canons of Rhetoric

Invention in Argument

Arrangement in Argument

Style in Argument

Crafting a Position Paper

Student Writing: Angela Rastegar, Position papers

Writing Multiple Sides of an Argument

Synthesizing Multiple Perspectives

Reading: Nora Ephron, “The Boston Photographs”

Constructing Your Own Argument

Prewriting Checklist

PART II: Research Arguments

Chapter 4: Planning and Proposing Research Arguments

Asking Research Questions

Student Writing: Felicia Cote, Research log (excerpt)

Generating Topics

Bringing your Topic into Focus

Planning your Research through Writing

Student Writing: Bries Deerrose, Research freewrite

Drafting a Research Proposal

Student Writing: Susan Zhang, “Little Photoshop of Horrors?”

Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Research Proposal (excerpts)

Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Reflection Letter (excerpt)

Planning Your Own Research Project

Prewriting Checklist

Chapter 5: Finding and Evaluating Research Sources

Visualizing Research

Developing Search Terms

Primary and Secondary Sources

Evaluating Your Sources

Student Writing: Sean Bruich, Field research inquiry letter

Creating a Dialogue with Your Sources

Student Writing: Amanda Johnson, Dialogue of sources (excerpt)

Note Taking and Annotated Bibliographies

Student Writing: Carly Geehr, Visual annotated bibliography

Implementing Your Research Skills

Prewriting Checklist

Chapter 6: Organizing and Writing Research Arguments

Organizing Your Draft in Visual Form

Learning Outline Strategies

Student Writing: Lee-Ming Zen, Outline: “Finding the Woman Who Never Was”

Outlines with Subheads and Transitions

Student Writing: Dexian Cai, Research paper outline

Spotlight on Your Argument

Working with Sources

Drafting Your Research Argument

Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Draft: “Bollywood Sing-Along”

Revising Your Draft

Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, “Bollywood Sing-Along”

Focusing on Your Project

Prewriting Checklist

PART III: Design, Delivery, and Documentation

Chapter 7: Designing Arguments

Understanding Document Design and Decorum

Understanding Academic Writing Conventions

Student Writing: Allison Woo, “Slaying the Dragon” (excerpt)

Tools of Design for Academic Audiences

Student Writing: David Pinner, Research abstract

Student Writing: Molly Cunningham, Research bio

Student Writing: David Pinner, Research bio

Combining Visual and Verbal Design Elements

Student Writing: Ashley Mullen, Newsletter

Student Writing: Gene Ma and Chris Couvelier, Nonprofit Website (excerpts)

Reading: Greenpeace, “What’s Wrong with the Body Shop?”

Designing Visual Arguments

Student Writing: Carrie Tsosie, “Alternative Energy for Whom?”

Student Writing: Ye Yuan, “Looking through the Lens”

Student Writing: Sarah Douglas, Website (excerpt)

Student Writing: Yang Shi, Photo montage

Designing Your Own Arguments

Prewriting Checklist

Chapter 8: Delivering Presentations

Understanding the Branches of Oratory

Audience, Purpose, and Persona

Transforming Research into a Presentation

Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Presentation outline

Student Writing: Susan Zhang, Presentation script

Considering Strategies of Design

Using Visuals Rhetorically

Student Writing: Tanja Haj-Hassan, Carlos Ortiz, and Jonathan Hwang, Research posters

Student Writing: Natalie Farrell, Tracy Hadnott, Sarah Trube, Morgan Springer, and Kavi Vyas, Presentation slides

Choosing Methods of Delivery

Practicing Your Presentation

Prewriting Checklist

Chapter 9: Documentation and Plagiarism

Rhetorical Imitation and Intellectual Property

Understanding Plagiarism

Student Writing: Michael Rothenberg, Research log (excerpt)

Reading: Doris Kearns Goodwin, “How I Caused That Story”

Understanding Documentation Style

MLA-Style Works Cited Lists

Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Works Cited and Consulted List

Student Writing: Dexian Cai, Works Cited

Student Paper in MLA Style

Student Writing: Tanner Gardner, “Show Me the Money! The Globalization of the NBA”

Documentation for Your Paper

PART IV: Readings

Chapter 10: Marked Bodies

Imagining the Ideal Body

Susie Orbach, “Fat Is an Advertising Issue”

John Riviello, “What If Barbie Was an Actual Person?”

Mim Udovitch, “A Secret Society of the Starving”

National Eating Disorder Association, “Get Real”

Susan McClelland, “Distorted Images: Western Cultures Are Exporting Their Dangerous Obsession with Thinness”

Charles Atlas, “The Insult That Made a Man Out of ‘Mac’”

Harrison Pope, Jr., Robert Olivardia, Amanda Gruber, and John Borowieki, “Evolving Ideals of Male Body Image as Seen through Action Toys”

Kim Franke-Folstad, “G.I. Joe’s Big Biceps Are Not a Big Deal”

National Public Radio, “Cultural Differences Seen in Male Perceptions of Body Image”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Fashion Statements

Margo DeMello, “’Not Just for Bikers Anymore’: Popular Representations of American Tattooing”

PETA, “Think Ink, Not Mink”

Michael Atkinson, “Tattooed”

George Bodarky, “Tattooing Their Grief”

Shirin Neshat, “Rebellious Silence”

Marjane Satrapi, “The Veil”

Ruth LaFerla, “Wearing Their Beliefs on Their Chests”

Mary Is My Homegirl T-shirt

Paul Mitchell, “Faith and Fashion”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Chapter 11: Sports and Media

Engineering a Better Athlete

Bill Day, James Casciari, and Gary Varvel, Steroids Cartoons

Steven Shapin, “Clean Up Hitters: The Steroid Wars and the Nature of What’s Natural”

Claudia Dreifus, “Olympian Talent, and a Little Artificial Help: A Conversation with Thomas H. Murray”

CBS News Interactive, “Chart: Olympic Drug Testing”

Mike Sokolove, “Drug in Sport: The Shape to Come”

Andrew Tilin, “Ready, Set, Mutate!”

Speedo, Fastskin Advertisement

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Global Sports and National Identity

Emma Wensing, “Olympics in an Age of Global Broadcasting”

Thomas Jones, “Ode to Maradona: Falklands’ Revenge”

Courtney Angela Brkic, “Group Therapy: A Nation Is Born”

Gideon Mendal and Themba Hadebe, “Heads-up Move”

David Leonard, “Yo Yao! What Does the ‘Ming Dynasty’ Tell Us about Race and Transnational Diplomacy in the NBA?”

Fine Line, The Year of the Yao

Jane Juffer, “Who’s the Man? Sammy Sosa, Latinos, and Televisual Redefinitions of the ‘American’ Pastime”

Sports Illustrated, “Power Pack”

Major League Baseball, “Rising Sons”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Playing Against Stereotypes

Thad Mumford, “The New Minstrel Show: Black Vaudeville with Statistics”

Todd Boyd, “’Doin’ Me’”

Media Education Foundation, Playing Unfair

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Chapter 12. Copyright and Creativity

Copyright Matters

Keith Aoki, James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins, from Bound by Law?

Charles C. Mann, “Who Will Own Your Next Great Idea?”

Lawrence Lessig, “Free Culture”

Creative Commons, “Licenses Explained”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Who Owns Popular Culture?

Scott Matthews, “Copying Isn’t Cool”

Jason Schultz, “File Sharing Must Be Made Legal”

Gary Brookins, Daryl Cagle, and John S, Pritchett, editorial cartoons

Lev Grossman, “It’s All Free! Music! Movies! TV Shows!”

Motion Picture Association of America, “You Can Click, But You Can’t Hide”

Michael Eisner, “Address Before Members of the United States Congress”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Remixing Culture

Sasha Frere-Jones, “The New Math of Mashups”

Danger Mouse, Cover for The Grey Album

John Healey and Richard Cromelin, “When Copyright Law Meets the ‘Mash-up’”

Todd Forsythe, “Food Chain Barbie”

Bill Werde, “Hijacking Harry Potter, Quidditch Broom and All”

Panic Struck Productions, Revelations

Bret Dawson, “The Privatization of Our Culture”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Chapter 13. Gaming Culture

Gender Games

Suneel Ratan, “Game Makers Aren’t Chasing Women”

Sheri Graner Ray, “But What if the Player is Female?”

Mattel, Inc, My Scene Online Game

Bonnie Ruberg, “Games for Girls”

Female Avatars: Blood Rayne and Kurenai

Zoe Flower, “Getting the Girl; The Myths, Misconceptions, and Misdemeanors of Females in Games”

Frag Dolls, “About Us”

Amanda Fazzone, “Game Over”

Helen W. Kennedy, “Lara Croft: Feminist Icon or Cyberbimbo?”

Richard Cobbett, “Writing a ‘Girls in Gaming’ Article”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Violence and Videogames

Gerard Jones, “Violent Media is Good for Kids”

Brian Farrington, political cartoon

Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr. Testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee Hearing on the “Impact of Interactive Violence on Children”

Anne-Marie Schleiner, “Velvet-Strike: War Times and Reality Games”

Battlezone and Kuma/War game screens

Clive Thompson, “The Making of an X Box Warrior”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Games with an Agenda

The Economist, “And Now, a Game from Our Sponsor”

Jim Downing, “Army to Potential Recruits: Wanna Play?”

Daniel Terdiman, “Playing Games with a Conscience”

Gonzalo Frasca, “Ideological Videogames: Press Left Button to Dissent”

Anne-Marie Schleiner, Velvet Strike Intervention Recipes

Anne-Marie Schleiner, Velvet Strike Sprays

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Chapter 14. Representing Reality

Snapshots of the Ordinary

Lenore Skenazy, “Don’t Smile for the Camera”

Patrick Cox, “America 24/7: A Family Photograph Album”

Images from America 24/7

Susan Sontag, “America, Seen Through Photographs, Darkly”

Katharine Mieszkowski, “The Friendster of Photo Sites”

Mike Miliard, “I Like to Watch: Video Blogging Is Ready for Its Close up”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Images of Crisis

Daniel Okrent, “No Picture Tells the Truth. The Best Do Better Than That.”

Bruce Jackson, Letter to the Public Editor, “Some Words About Those Pictures”

Charles Porter, “Tragedy in Oklahoma”

Joe Strupp, “The Photo Felt around the World”

Mark Glaser, “Did London Bombings Turn Citizen Journalists into Citizen Paparazzi?”

Photographs from London Bombings

Terence Smith, “War, Live”

Dirck Halstead, “David Leeson Has Seen Hell”

David Leeson, Photographs and Stories from Iraq

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, “Pros and Cons of Embedded Journalism”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Chapter 15. Globalization


Mark Rice-Oxley, “In 2,000 Years, Will the World Remember Disney or Plato?”

The China Daily, “KFC and McDonald’s: A Model of Blended Culture”

Joseph Davicsin, “Corporations Leave Small Business Behind”

Jeremy Sklarsky, “Globalization or McDonaldization?”

One-Off Productions, Interview with George Ritzer

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

East Meets West

David H. Wells, “Gateways of India’s Globalization”

Sapna Samant, “Appropriating Bombay Cinema”

Michael Jarvis, “The Godzilla-Sized Appeal of Japan’s Pop Culture”

Images of Media Globalization

Susan Jolliffe Napier, from “Why Anime?”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Outsourcing and Global Communities

Brian Behlendorf, “How Outsourcing Will Save the World”

Laurianne McLaughlin, “An Eye on India: Outsourcing Debate Continues”

Thomas L. Friedman, “It’s a Flat World, After All”

Naomi Klein, “Outsourcing the Friedman”

Cliff Barney, “Think Locally, Act Globally”

Perspectives on the Issue

From Reading to Research

Works Cited



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