Reading and Writing Short Arguments with Student Access to Catalyst / Edition 5by William Vesterman
Pub. Date: 07/20/2005
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
This argument text is a brief reader-rhetoric, offering a clear and concise introduction to argument and exceptionally accessible explanation of the Toulmin method along with a thematic collection of 68 short arguments. See more details below
This argument text is a brief reader-rhetoric, offering a clear and concise introduction to argument and exceptionally accessible explanation of the Toulmin method along with a thematic collection of 68 short arguments.
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Table of Contents
PART I: Understanding Arguments1. Introduction to Argument and PersuasionWhy Argue?Why Analyze the Arguments of Others?Argument and PersuasionThe Writer and Logic: Appeals to ReasonPersuasion by Other Logical Means2. Reading and Writing Argumentative EssaysReading ArgumentsWriting ArgumentsReady to Go!
PART II: CURRENT CONTROVERSIES FROM THREE POINTS OF VIEW1. Is Big Business Bad for Your Health? Allison McCook, "Supersize Controversy"Ragini Bhaumik, "Documenting the Supersize Ego"Thomas Sowell, "There's No Free Lunch" 2. Standards of Decency on National TelevisionBernice Bishop, "The Boob on the Tube"Charles Dragon, "Cable and Broadcast Are Different Media"Terence Blacker, "The Breast Has Become Too Big for Its Own Good"3. A Famous Casualty in the War on DrugsEditor, Rocky Mountain News, "Given the Times, Radio Host Will Survive This Crisis"Mary Mitchell, "Limbaugh May Be off Drugs, but He's on His High Horse"Debra J. Saunders, "Limbaugh's Private War on Drugs"4. Justice and the RichScott Turow, "Cry No Tears for Martha Stewart"Lisa Nuss, "Martha's Only Crime: Acting Like a Tough Guy"Sheryl McCarthy, "Arrogance Cooked Martha's Goose"5. ARE SUVS BAD SPORTS? Fran Wood, “Attacks on SUV Drivers are Driving Me Up the Wall” Paul Craig Roberts, “Fuel Economy Laws Bite Back”Brock Yates, “Pecksnifs Can’t Stop the SUV”6. SHOULD WE REGULATE CELL PHONES? Paul Mulshine, “End the Hands-off Policy on Cell Phone Users”Kathleen O’Brien, “All I Wanted Was to Call the Pizzeria”E. J. Dionne, “Tough Call on Cell Phones” 7. SHOULD WE LEGALIZE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE? William Raspberry, “Why Fear Same-sex Marriage?”Maggie Gallagher, “It’s the Final Step in Killing Marriage”Andrew Sullivan, “Committed Couples Would Stabilize Society” 8. FREEDOM AND THE INTERNET Duncan Levin, "G-Men and E-Mail"Maureen Farsan, "Shouting Fire in a Virtual Theater"Wendy Kaminer, "Screen Saviors" 9. DOES AMERICA OWE REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY? Manning Marable, “An Idea Whose Time Has Come” Mona Charen, “Reparations Question Won’t Go Away”Thomas Sowell, Reparations Create Black Victims” 10. ANIMAL TESTING Cleveland Amory, “The Trials of Animals” Ron Kline, “A Scientist: ‘I Am The Enemy’” Meg Greenfield, “In Defense of the Animals” 11. THE RICH: SAINTS OR SINNERS? Rhonda Burns, “Downsizing the Middle Class” Paul Craig Roberts, “The Poor Have Enslaved The Rich” Dan Moran, “King’s Ransom” 12. HATE CRIMES AND JUSTICE Charley Reese, “Hate Crime Laws Are a Bad Idea” Helen Dodge, “Special Crimes Need Special Laws” Samuel Francis, “‘Hate Crime’ Laws Change the Law” 13. TOYS FOR TOTS Yona Zeldis McDonough, “Sex and the Single Doll” Robert Atwan, “A Meditation on Barbie Dolls” Sara Bird, “The Q Gene” 14. EUTHANASIA Derek Humphry, “Offering Euthanasia Can Be An Act Of Love” Matthew E. Connolly, “Euthanasia Is Not The Answer” Nancy M. Lederman, :Must They Tinker With The Dying?”15. WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT TOBACCO? Sally Chen, “Smoking is Bad for Everyone So It Should be Illegal” Linda Bowles, “Big Brother’s Two-Minute Hate” Walter E. Williams, “The Tyranny of the Majority” 16. MODERN MANNERS Miss Manners, “Rudeness Can Be Lethal” Stephen Chapman, “Public Servants Often Behave Like Masters”Marianne M. Jennings, “Who’s Harassing Whom?”
PART III: SINGLE ESSAYS ON CONTROVERSIAL TOPICSRich Lowry, "PETA's War on the World's Dispossessed"Samuel Francis, "The Real Secret of Speedy Gonzalez"Steve Maccio, "Crypto Racism in Suburban Real Estate"Yana Zeltser, "Airport Security Is a PC Joke"Jeff Jacoby, "Who's White? Who's Hispanic? Who Cares?"Ellen Ullman, “Needed: Techies Who Know Shakespeare” Chuck D., “‘Free’ Music Can Free the Artist” Mona Charen, “Living Together: Test Run for LonelinessLinda Chavez, "Scientists Keep Crossing the Line on Cloning" Kelly Hartnett, "When in Doubt, Just Choose C" Walter Williams, “Government Is the Problem”
PART IV: UNDERSTANDING VISUAL ARGUMENTSEditorial CartoonsWeb SitesHumorous Cartoons
PART V: MOVING TO LONGER ARGUMENTSJonathan Swift, “A Modest Proposal” Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Address to the National Woman Suffrage ConventionMartin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
PART VI: A MINICASEBOOK ON CENSORING ROCK AND RAPFred Bronson, “A Selected Chronology of Musical Controversy” Anna Quindlen, “Raised on Rock-and-Roll” Frank Zappa, “On ‘Junk Food for the Soul’: In Defense of Rock and Roll”Tipper Gore, “Curbing the Sexploitation Industry” Diwata Fonte, "Rapping the Music Industry's Knuckles"Matt Diehl, "Talking S***: How Labels Clean Up Songs for Radio"Mary Desrosiers, "Rock Fans Fight Censorship"Eric Boehlert, "Manson Mania"Robin Tyler, "Eminem: Pied Piper of Hate"Marshall Mathers, "My Lyrics Are Overanalyzed"Brian K. Simmons, “The Effect of Censorship on Attitudes toward Popular Music” Sam Brownback, “Free Speech: Lyrics, Liberty, and License” Douglas M. McLeod, William P. Eveland, Jr., and Amy I. Nathanson, “Support for Censorship of Violent and Misogynic Rap Lyrics” Dan Moran, "Censorship Begins at Home"
PART VII: A GUIDE TO FINDING AND USING INFORMATIONLocating Information in the Library and on the InternetLocating BooksLocating Articles in PeriodicalsEvaluating the Reliability of Online SourcesTaking Notes Using Your Notes Documenting Sources The MLA System The APA SystemSample Research Paper: MLA amd APA FormatsSample Paper Format: MLA StyleSample Paper Format:APA Style
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