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Overview

This popular rhetoric/reader combines a brief, accessible introduction to argument with an anthology of provocative readings on contemporary issues.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205000937
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 1/10/2011
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 130,429
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

PART 1 Reading and Discovering Arguments

Chapter 1: Making an Effective Argument

What Exactly is an Argument?

Writing Arguments in College

Arguments as Turns in a Conversation

A Case Study: The Microcredit Debate

Think About Your Credibility

Chapter 2: Reading Arguments

Explore Controversies

Read Critically

Recognize Fallacies

Map and Summarize Arguments

Sample Student Summary

Chapter 3: Finding Arguments

Finding Arguments in Everyday Conversations

Find A Topic

Explore Your Topic

Read About Your Topic

Find Good Reasons

Find Evidence to Support Good Reasons

Chapter 4: Drafting and Revising Arguments

State and Evaluate Your Thesis

Think About Your Readers

Organize Your Argument

Write an Engaging Title and Introduction

Write a Strong Conclusion

Evaluate Your Draft

Respond to the Writing of Others

Edit and Proofread Carefully

PART 2 Analyzing Arguments

Chapter 5: Analyzing Written Arguments

What Is Rhetorical Analysis?

Build a Rhetorical Analysis

Analyze the Rhetorical Features

Analyze the Rhetorical Context

Write a Rhetorical Analysis

Steps to Writing a Rhetorical Analysis

Barbara Jordan, Statement on the Articles of Impeachment

Sample Student Rhetorical Analysis

T. Jonathan Jackson, An Argument of Reason and Passion: Barbara Jordan’s “Statement on the Articles of Impeachment”

Chapter 6: Analyzing Visual and Multimedia Arguments

What Is a Visual Argument?

What Is a Multimedia Argument?

Analyze Visual Evidence

Build a Visual Analysis

Write a Visual Analysis

Sample Student Visual Analysis

Chrissy Yao, "Use Only What You Need": The Denver Water Conservation Campaign

PART 3 Writing Arguments

Chapter 7: Putting Good Reasons into Action

Find a Purpose for Writing an Argument

Get Started Writing About Complex Issues

Chapter 8: Definition Arguments

Understand How Definition Arguments Work

Recognize Kinds of Definitions

Build a Definition Argument

Steps To Writing a Definition Argument

Michael Pollan, Eat Food: Food Defined

Sample Student Definition Argument

Patrice Conley, Flagrant Foul: The NCAA's Policy on Compensation for Student Athletes

Chapter 9: Causal Arguments

Understand How Causal Arguments Work

Find Causes

Build a Causal Argument

Steps to Writing a Causal Argument

Emily Raine, Why Should I Be Nice to You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Service

Sample Student Causal Argument

Armadi Tansal, Modern Warfare: Video Games' Link to Real-World Violence

Chapter 10: Evaluation Arguments

Understand How Evaluation Arguments Work

Recognize Kinds of Evaluations

Build an Evaluation Argument

Steps To Writing an Evaluation Argument

P.J. O'Rourke, The End of the Affair

Sample Student Evaluation Argument

Rashaun Giddens, Stop Loss or “Loss of Trust?”

Chapter 11: Narrative Arguments

Understand How Narrative Arguments Work

Recognize Kinds of Narrative Arguments

Build a Narrative Argument

Steps To Writing a Narrative Argument

Leslie Marmon Silko, The Border Patrol State

Chapter 12: Rebuttal Arguments

Understand How Rebuttal Arguments Work

Recognize Kinds of Rebuttal Arguments

Build a Rebuttal Argument

Steps To Writing a Rebuttal Argument

Dan Stein, Crossing the Line

Gregory Rodriguez, Illegal Immigrants—They’re Money

Sample Student Rebuttal Argument

Marta Ramos, Oversimplifying the Locavore Ethic

Chapter 13: Proposal Arguments

Understand How Proposal Arguments Work

Recognize Components of Proposal Arguments

Build a Proposal Argument

Steps to Writing a Proposal Argument

Glenn Loury, A Nation of Jailers

Sample Student Proposal Argument

Kim Lee, Let’s Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All

PART 4 Designing and Presenting Arguments

Chapter 14: Designing Multimedia Arguments

Think About Which Media Will Reach Your Audience

Know When to Use Visual Evidence

Design Arguments for Print

Design Multimedia Arguments

Chapter 15: Presenting Arguments

Plan a Presentation

Design Visuals for a Presentation

Deliver an Effective Presentation

PART 5 Researching Arguments

Chapter 16: Planning Research

Analyze the Research Task

Find a Subject

Ask a Research Question

Gather Information About the Subject

Draft a Working Thesis

Chapter 17: Finding Sources

Develop Strategies for Finding Sources

Find Sources in Databases

Find Sources on the Web

Find Multimedia Sources

Find Print Sources

Chapter 18: Evaluating and Recording Sources

Determine the Relevance of Sources

Determine the Quality of Sources

Evaluate Database and Print Sources

Evaluate Web Sources

Keep Track of Sources

Chapter 19: Writing the Research Project

Review Your Goals and Plan Your Organization

Avoid Plagiarism

Avoid Plagiarism When Quoting Sources

Avoid Plagiarism When Summarizing and Paraphrasing

Decide When to Quote and When to Paraphrase

Write a Draft

Chapter 20: Documenting Sources in MLA Style

Elements of MLA Documentation

MLA In-Text Citations

MLA Works-Cited List: Books

MLA Works-Cited List: Periodicals

MLA Works-Cited List: Library Database Sources

MLA Works-Cited List: Online Sources

MLA Works-Cited List: Other Sources

Sample MLA Paper

Brian Witkowski, Need a Cure for Tribe Fever? How About a Dip in the Lake?

Chapter 21: Documenting Sources in APA Style

Elements of APA Documentation

APA In-Text Citations

APA References List: Books

APA References List: Periodicals

APA References List: Library Database Sources

APA References List: Online Sources

APA References List: Other Sources

PART 6 Contemporary Arguments

Chapter 22: Negotiating the Environment

American Environmentalism

Contemporary Arguments

Rachel Carson, The Obligation to Endure

Edward O. Wilson, The Conservation Ethic

Sidebar: Aldo Leopold, from The Land Ethic

Chris Packham and Mark Wright, Should Pandas Be Left to Face Extinction?

Wendell Berry, Manifesto: Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Issue in Focus: Climate Change

Al Gore, What Is Global Warming?

Al Gore, Ten Things to Do to Help Stop Global Warming

Christopher C. Horner, Top Ten “Global-Warming” Myths

Glen McCoy, And Looking at Our Extended Forecast… (cartoon)

James MacLeod, …I Suggest We Do Nothing Drastic (cartoon)

George Will, Dark Green Doomsayers

Chris Mooney, Climate Change Myths and Facts

James Murdock, Clean Energy That Conservatives Can Embrace

Alex Williams, Buying into the Green Movement

Sidebar: How “Green” Is Your T-Shirt?

From Reading to Writing

Chapter 23: Confronting Sexual Difference

Sexual Difference in American Culture

Contemporary Arguments

Carmen Vazquez, Appearances

James Kirchick, Tripping Over a Leg Up

Ann Lamont, What’s Wrong with Being Gay? Homosexual behavior versus the Bible

Peter J. Gomes, Homophobic? Read Your Bible

Ryan T. Anderson, Struggling Alone

Andrew Sullivan, They Also Served

David Horowitz, Why Gays Shouldn’t Serve

Alexa Hackbarth, Vanity, Thy Name Is Metrosexual

Heather Havrilesky, Meet the Smoothies

Issue in Focus: Same-sex Marriage

Proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Matt Davies, We’re Here to Defend A Sacred Institution (cartoon)

House of Representatives, The Defense of Marriage Act

Theodore Olson. The Conservative Case for Gay Marrriage

Anna Quindlen, Evan’s Two Moms

Michael Lindenberger, A Gay-Marriage Solution: End Marriage?

From Reading to Writing

Chapter 24: Globalization: Importing and Exporting America

America’s Place in the World–and the World’s Place in America

Contemporary Arguments

Aislin, Ain’t Globalization Grand? (cartoon)

Todd Gitlin, Under the Sign of Mickey Mouse & Co.

Laura Carlsen, Wal-Mart vs. Pyramids

Thomas Friedman, Why the World is Flat

Sidebar: The 10 Great Levelers

Robyn Meredith and Suzanne Hoppough, Why Globalization is Good

Sadanand Dhume. Slumdog Paradox

Issue in Focus: Immigration

Patrick J. Buchanan, To Reunite a Nation

Henry Payne, The Bad News Is ¼ (cartoon)

Mae M. Ngai, No Human Being Is Illegal

Sidebar: Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus

Sidebar: Thomas Bailey Aldrich, The Unguarded Gates

Sidebar: Phil Ochs, Bracero

Lance Morrow, Cowboys and Immigrants

From Reading to Writing

Chapter 25: Science and Ethics

The Ethics of Science and Technology

Contemporary Arguments

Doug Savage, At Last! (cartoon)

Bill Joy, Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us

Ralph C. Merkle, Nanotechnology: Designs for the Future

Bill Gates, A Robot in Every Home

Paul Marks, Armchair Warlords and Robot Hordes

Sally Satel, Organs for Sale

Ron Reagan, Speech at the Democratic National Convention, July 21, 2004

Richard M. Doerflinger, Don’t Clone Ron Reagan’s Agenda

Gary Varvel, I Died Waiting for Embryonic Stem Cell Research… (cartoon)

Issue In Focus: Is Genetically Modified Food a Boon or a Risk?

Mark Anslow, Ten Reasons Why GM Won’t Feed the World

James Freeman, You’re Eating Genetically Modified Food

Sidebar: A Conversation with Nina V. Fedoroff

Jeffrey Smith, Another Reason for Schools to Ban Genetically Engineered Foods

Ben Burkett, Green Revolution a Failure in Africa

Gregory Jaffe, Lessen the Fear of Genetically Engineered Crops

From Reading to Writing

Chapter 26: Privacy

New Challenges to Personal Privacy

Contemporary Arguments

Adam Penenberg, The Surveillance Society

John McPherson, It’s Part of the Government’s New Emphasis… (cartoon)

Robert X. Cringely, Facebook Puts Your Privacy on Parade

Jonathan Locker, OnStar: Big Brother’s Eye in the Sky

Dahlia Lithwick, Teens, Nude Photos and the Law

Jay Stanley, ACLU Opposes Body Cavity Searches for Airline Passengers

Adam Cohen, A Casualty of the Technology Revolution: “Locational Privacy”

Issue in Focus: Biometrics: Measuring the Body for Identity

Steven C. Bennett, Privacy Implications of Biometrics

Paul Saffo, A Trail of DNA and Data

FBI, Using Technology to Catch Criminals

Sidebar: Voice Verification for Transactions

Ben Goldacre, Now for ID Cards–and the Biometric Blues

From Reading to Writing

Chapter 27: Regulating Substances, Regulating Bodies

Private Bodies, Public Controls

Contemporary Arguments

Joe Klein, Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense

Bernadine Healy, Legalize Marijuana? Obama Was Right to Say No

Bill James, Cooperstown and the ‘Roids

Terrence Rafferty, Kate Winslet, Please Save Us!

Unilever Corporation, She Thinks She’s Fat

Rebecca Traister, “Real Beauty”–Or Really Smart Marketing?

Consumer Freedom, Obesity Ads

David Edelstien, Up in Smoke: Give Movies with Tobacco an Automatic “R”

Tony Newman, Criminalizing Smoking Is Not the Answer: Bans on Cloves and Outdoor Smoking will Backfire!

Outdoor Smoking will Backfire!

American Legacy Foundation, Antismoking Ad

Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury: The Sin Lobby Gins Up for Another Year (cartoon)

Pippa Wysong, Modified

Ed Lewis, The Subtext of All Tattoos (cartoon)

Issue in Focus: Drinking on College Campuses

Jeff Keacher, Accomplishments As…(cartoon)

John McCardell, A Drinking Age of 21 Doesn’t Work

Morris E. Chafetz, The 21-Year-Old Drinking Age: I Voted for It; It Doesn’t Work

Toben F. Nelson, Traci L. Toomey, and co-authors, The Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives

Hallie Busta, Keep the Drinking Age the Same–It Saves Lives

James Hibberd, Barhopping with the Bud Girls

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Like Father, Like Son Ad

From Reading to Writing

Chapter 28: New Media

Personal Space in Cyberspace

Contemporary Arguments

Andrew Keen, Is Google’s Data Grinder Dangerous?

Sidebar: John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

John Seigenthaler, A False Wikipedia “Biography”

Walt Handelsman, Information Superhighway (cartoon)

Michael Gerson, Where the Avatars Roam

Mohammad Yahia, The Future of Virtual Worlds: At the Crossroads Between Real and Sci-Fi

Daniel Okrent, The Death of Print?

David Carr, Why Twitter Will Endure

Issue in Focus: Are Videogames Good For You?

John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade, How the Gamer Revolution Is Reshaping Business Forever

James Paul Gee, Games, Not Schools, Are Teaching Kids to Think

Chris Kohler, Diary: One Week of Playing Wii Fit

Kevin Moss, The Enemy of Irony Is My Friend

Clay Shirky, Gin, Television, and Social Surplus

From Reading to Writing

Glossary

Index

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