Envision: Writing and Researching Arguments / Edition 2

Envision: Writing and Researching Arguments / Edition 2

by Christine Alfano
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Envision: Writing and Researching Arguments / Edition 2

A concise and practical guide, Envision teaches core skills in analysis, argument, and research, using both contemporary examples to capture reader interest and key principles from classical rhetoric.

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ISBN-13: 9780321462510
Publisher: Longman
Publication date: 01/13/2007
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Note: All chapters end with “Writing Projects” assignments.

PART ONE: 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

Student Writing: Aisha Ali, Multiple Sides project (excerpt)

Synthesizing Multiple Perspectives

Reading: Nora Ephron, “The Boston Photographs”

Constructing Your Own Argument

Prewriting Checklist

PART TWO: 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

Conducting Field Research

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 THREE: 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: Sunthar Premakumar, Research abstract

Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, 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

Crafting an Op-Ad

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

Producing the Photo Essay

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

Composing Websites

Student Writing: Sarah Douglas, Website (excerpt)

Making Multimedia Montages

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

Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Presentation outline

Transforming Research into a Presentation

Student Writing: Susan Zhang, Presentation script

Considering Strategies of Design

Using Visuals Rhetorically

Writing for Poster Sessions

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

Writing for PowerPoint or Slide-Based Presentations

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

Choosing Methods of Delivery

Practicing Your Presentation

Documenting Your Presentation

Creating Your Own 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

Documentation for Print and Online Sources

Documentation for Visual, Audio, and Multimedia Sources

Copyright and Citing Sources

Student Paper in MLA Style

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

Documentation for Your Paper

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