Everything's an Argument with Readings / Edition 5

Everything's an Argument with Readings / Edition 5

by Andrea A. Lunsford, Keith Walters, John J. Ruszkiewicz

ISBN-10: 0312612338

ISBN-13: 9780312612337

Pub. Date: 12/28/2009

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Designed to be a true alternative to traditional argument texts, Everything's an Argument takes a fresh and friendly approach to the subject by showing students that argument is everywhere. Everything's an Argument with Readings complements this approach with a uniquely broad range of examples -- from essays to billboards to emails to radio programs --…  See more details below


Designed to be a true alternative to traditional argument texts, Everything's an Argument takes a fresh and friendly approach to the subject by showing students that argument is everywhere. Everything's an Argument with Readings complements this approach with a uniquely broad range of examples -- from essays to billboards to emails to radio programs -- that help students recognize and respond to the arguments all around them. Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz's instruction is fresh, elegant, and jargon-free, emphasizing inclusivity (moving beyond simple pro/con positions), humor, and visual argument to make Everything's an Argument immediately accessible. Students like this book because it helps them see and understand that a world of argument already surrounds them; instructors like it because it helps students construct their own arguments about that world.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Reading Arguments  
1. Everything Is an Argument
     Purposes of Argument
     Occasions for Argument
     Kinds of Argument
     Audience for Arguments
     Appealing to Audiences
2. Arguments Based on Emotion: Pathos
     Understanding How Emotional Arguments Work
     Using Emotions to Build Bridges
     Using Emotions to Sustain an Argument
     Using Humor
     Using Arguments Based on Emotion
3. Arguments Based on Character: Ethos
     Understanding How Arguments Based on Character Work
     Claiming Authority
     Establishing Credibility
     Coming Clean about Motives
4. Arguments Based on Facts and Reason: Logos
     Providing Hard Evidence
     Using Reason and Common Sense
     Providing Logical Structures for Argument
5. Rhetorical Analysis
     Composing a Rhetorical Analysis
     Understanding the Purpose of Arguments You Are Analyzing
     Understanding Who Makes an Argument
     Identifying and Appealing to Audiences
     Examining Arguments Based on Emotion: Pathos
     Examining Arguments Based on Character: Ethos
     Examining Arguments Based on Reason: Logos
     Examining the Arrangement and Media of Arguments
     Looking at Style
     Examining a Rhetorical Analysis

Part 2: Writing Arguments 
6. Academic Arguments

     Developing an Academic Argument
7. Structuring Arguments
     The Classical Oration
     Rogerian Argument
     Toulmin Argument
8. Arguments of Fact
     Understanding Arguments of Fact
     Characterizing Factual Arguments
     Developing a Factual Argument
     Considering Design and Visuals
     Key Features of Factual Arguments
9. Arguments of Definition
     Understanding Arguments of Definition
     Kinds of Definition
     Developing a Definitional Argument
     Key Features of Definitional Arguments
10. Evaluations
     Understanding Evaluations
     Criteria of Evaluation
     Characterizing Evaluation
     Developing an Evaluative Argument
     Key Features of Evaluations
11. Causal Arguments  
     Understanding Causal Arguments
     Characterizing Causal Arguments
     Developing Causal Arguments
     Key Features of Causal Arguments
12. Proposals
     Understanding and Categorizing Proposals
     Characterizing Proposals
     Developing Proposals
     Key Features of Proposals

Part 3: Style and Presentation in Arguments  
13. Style in Arguments
     Style and Word Choice
     Sentence Structure and Argument
     Punctuation and Argument
     Special Effects: Figurative Language and Argument
14. Visual Arguments
     The Power of Visual Arguments
     Shaping the Message
     Analyzing Visual Elements of Argument
     Using Visuals in Your Own Arguments
15. Presenting Arguments 
     Print Presentations
     Oral and Multimedia Presentations
     Web-Based Presentations
Part 4: Conventions of Argument  
16. What Counts as Evidence

     Evidence and the Rhetorical Situation
     Firsthand Evidence and Research
     Secondhand Evidence and Research
     Using Evidence Effectively
17. Fallacies of Argument 
     Fallacies of Emotional Argument
     Fallacies of Ethical Argument
     Fallacies of Logical Argument
18. Intellectual Property, Academic Integrity, and Avoiding Plagiarism 
     Crediting Sources in Arguments
     Citing Sources and Recognizing Plagiarism
     Inaccurate or Incomplete Citation of Sources
     Acknowledging Your Use of Sources
     Using Copyrighted Internet Sources
     Acknowledging Collaboration
19. Evaluating and Using Sources
     Evaluating Sources
     Using Sources
20. Documenting Sources 
     MLA Style
     APA Style

Part 5: Arguments
21. How Does Popular Culture Stereotype You?
     *Sam Dillon, Evictions at Sorority Raise Issue of Bias [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     Ellen Goodman, The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     Anne E. Becker, Television, Disordered Eating, and Young Women in Fiji: Negotiating Body Image and Identity During Rapid Social Change [EXCERPT FROM JOURNAL ARTICLE]
     *Making a Visual Argument: KennethCole.com, We All Walk in Different Shoes [ADVERTISEMENT]
     Barbara Munson, Common Themes and Questions about the Use of "Indian" Logos [ONLINE TEXT]
     *Joe LaPointe, Bonding Over a Mascot [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *Stuart Elliott, Uncle Ben, Board Chairman [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *Charles A. Riley II, Disability and the Media: Prescriptions for Change [BOOK EXCERPT]
*22. How Many Friends Have You Made Today?
     *danah m. boyd and Nicole B. Ellison, Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship [EXCERPT FROM JOURNAL ARTICLE]
     *Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, A Friend of a Friend of a Friend Knows You're on Vacation [BLOG POSTING AND TRANSCRIPT OF YOUTUBE VIDEO]
     *Heather Havenstein, One in Five Employers Uses Social Networks in Hiring Process [MAGAZINE ARTICLE]
     *Tamar Lewin, Study Finds Teenagers' Internet Socializing Isn't Such a Bad Thing [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE AND COMMENTS ON IT]
     *Mizuko Ito et al., Executive Summary: Living and Learning with New Media [EXCERPT FROM SUMMARY REPORT ON RESEARCH PROJECT]
     *Neal Conan, Kim Zeiter, Andy Carvin, and callers, Is Creating a Fake Online Profile a Criminal Act? [TRANSCRIPT OF RADIO PROGRAM]
     *Charles M. Blow, A Profile of Online Profiles [BLOG ENTRY]
23. What's It Like to Be Bilingual in the United States?
     *Rochelle Sharpe, English Loses Ground [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *Hyon B. Shin with Rosalind Bruno, Language Use and English-Speaking Ability: 2000 [UNITED STATES CENSUS REPORT]
     Sandra Cisneros, From Bien Pretty [SHORT STORY EXCERPT]
     Marjorie Agosín, Always Living in Spanish and English [ESSAY AND POEM]
     Firoozeh Dumas, The “F Word” [BOOK EXCERPT]
     Lan Cao, The Gift of Language [BOOK EXCERPT]
     *Amy Tan, Mother Tongue [ESSAY]
     *Making a Visual Argument: Public Service Announcements in Spanish [POSTERS]
     *Amy Martinez Starke, Hmong Elder Didn't Forget the Old Ways [OBITUARY]
*24. Why Worry about Food and Water?
     *Mark Bittman, Why Take Food Seriously? [MAGAZINE ARTICLE]
     *Wynne Wright and Gerad Middendorf, Introduction: Fighting Over Food-Change in the Agrifood System [BOOK EXCERPT]
     *Solomon H. Katz, The World Food Crisis: An Overview of the Causes and Consequences and Food Crisis Information & Resources [NEWSLETTER ARTICLE + SIDEBAR]
     *Kathy Freston, Vegetarian is the New Prius [ONLINE ARTICLE]
     *Making a Visual Argument: Claire Ironside, Apples to Oranges [VISUAL ESSAY]
     *Wikipedia, Local Food [WIKIPEDIA ENTRY]
     *Mark Coleman, Review of Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It [BOOK REVIEW]
     *Elizabeth Royte, Excerpt from Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It [BOOK EXCERPT]
     *Cook's Country Magazine, Ready-to-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies and Cook's Illustrated Magazine, Solving the Mystery of the Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie and Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies [MAGAZINE ARTICLES]
25. What Role Should Religion Play in Public Life?
     *Pew Global Attitudes Project, When It Comes to Religion, the United States Is an Outlier [EXCERPT FROM REPORT]
     Laurie Goodstein, More Religion, but Not the Old-Time Kind [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *D. Michael Lindsay, Evangelicalism Rebounds in Academe [MAGAZINE ARTICLE]
     Michelle Bryant, Selling Safe Sex in Public Schools [ESSAY]
     *Melanie Springer Mock, Separation of Church and State: A War on Christmas and Other Misguided Notions [EDITORIAl]
     Antonin Scalia, God's Justice and Ours [ESSAY]
     Mariam Rahmani, Wearing a Head Scarf Is My Choice as a Muslim: Please Respect It [ESSAY]
     Randy Cohen, Between the Sexes [ADVICE COLUMN + RESPONSES]
     *Albert Einstein, An Ideal of Service to Our Fellow Man [ESSAY]
     *Eboo Patel, We Are Each Other's Business [ESSAY]
     *Penn Jillette, There Is No God [ESSAY]
26. What Should "Diversity on Campus" Mean? 
     Making a Visual Argument: Student-Designed Diversity Posters [POSTERS]
     Sarah Karnasiewicz, The Campus Crusade for Guys [ONLINE ARTICLE]
     Making a Visual Argument: Cartoonists Take On Affirmative Action [CARTOONS]
     David Horowitz, In Defense of Intellectual Diversity [ESSAY]
     Stanley Fish, "Intellectual Diversity": The Trojan Horse of a Dark Design [ESSAY]
     *Patricia Cohen, Professors' Liberalism Contagious? Maybe Not [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *Mack D. Mariani and Gordon J. Hewitt, Indoctrination U.? Faculty Ideology and Changes in Student Political Orientation [EXCERPT FROM JOURNAL ARTICLE]
     *Libby Sander, Blue-Collar Boomers Take Work Ethic to College [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *Edward F. Palm, The Veterans Are Coming! The Veterans Are Coming! [ONLINE ARTICLE]
     *Walter Benn Michaels, The Trouble With Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality [BOOK EXCERPT]
*27. What Are You Working For?
     *Dave Isay, Dr. Monica Mayer, 45, Interviewed by Her Cousin and Patient, Spencer Wilkinson, Jr., 39 and Ken Kobus, 58, Tells His Friend Ron Barafe, 42, about Making Steel [PERSONAL INTERVIEWS]
     *Lisa W. Foderaro, The Well-to-Do Get Less So, and Teenagers Feel the Crunch [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *Charles Murray, Should the Obama Generation Drop Out? and Letters to the Editor: Should a College Degree Be Essential? [OP-ED ESSAY + LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]
     *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Education Pays, and Laurence Shatkin, Education Pays, But Perhaps Less Than You Thought [GRAPH AND BLOG POSTING]
     *Sandy Baum and Jennifer Ma for the College Board, Education Pays: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society [RESEARCH REPORT EXCERPT]
     *Alesia Montgomery, Kitchen Conferences and Garage Cubicles: The Merger of Home and Work in the 24-7 Global Economy [ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY EXCERPT]
     *Stewart D. Friedman, The Fallacy of "Work-Life Balance" and Take the Four-Way View [VIDEO TRANSCRIPT AND BOOK EXCERPT] 
28. Why Do They Love Us? Why Do They Hate Us? (available online only)
     *Pew Research Center, Global Public Opinion in the Bush Years (2001-2008) [RESEARCH REPORT EXCERPT]
     *Moisés Naím, Why the World Loves to Hate Ameica [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     Richard Bernstein, The Days After: The View From Abroad [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *Michael Slackman, 9/11 Rumors That Harden Into Conventional Wisdom [NEWSPAPER ARTICLE]
     *Jacob G. Hornberger, Did the Shoe Thrower Hate America for Its Freedom and Values? [BLOG POSTING]
     Making a Visual Argument: How Others See Us [PAINTINGS]
     *Fareed Zakaria, The Rise of the Rest [BOOK EXCERPT]
     *Joseph S. Nye, Jr., The Benefits of Soft Power [JOURNAL ARTICLE]
     Making a Visual Argument: Exporting America [PHOTOGRAPHS]
     Yiyun Li, Passing Through [ESSAY]
     *Barack Obama, Election Night Speech, Grant Park, Chicago [SPEECH]

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