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NEW MyWritingLab with Pearson eText - -Standalone Access Card- -for Dialogues: An Argument Rhetoric and Reader by Gary Goshgarian, Kathleen Krueger

Dialogues represents argument not as a battle to be won, but as a process of dialogue and deliberation–the exchange of opinions and ideas–among people with different values and perspectives.

Part One contains succinct instruction on analyzing and developing arguments, including critical reading, source documentation, and analyzing visual arguments. Part Two, updated with many new readings addressing current issues, offers a diverse collection of provocative essays from both the popular and scholarly medium. The lucid, lively, and engaging writing addresses students as writers and thinkers, without overwhelming them with unnecessary jargon or theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321994448
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 04/07/2014
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part One Strategies for Reading and Writing Arguments

Chapter 1 Understanding Persuasion: Thinking Like a Negotiator


What Makes an Argument?

The Uses of Argument


Moving from Debate to Dialogue



Deborah Tannen, “Taking a ‘War of Words’ Too Literally”

Sample Arguments for Analysis

Michael Lewis, “The Case Against Tipping”

* Catherine Rampell , “ A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much”


Chapter 2 Reading Arguments: Thinking Like a Critic

Why Read Critically?

Preview the Reading

Skim the Reading

Sample Argument for Analysis

Henry Wechsler, “Binge Drinking Must Be Stopped”

Consider Your Own Experience

Annotate the Reading

”Binge Drinking Must Be Stopped”

Summarize the Reading

Analyze and Evaluate the Reading

Argue with the Reading

Create a Debate and Dialogue Between Two or More Readings

Sample Argument for Analysis

Froma Harrop, “Stop Babysitting College Students” (student essay)

Construct a Debate

Sample Arguments for Analysis

Kathryn Stewart and Corina Sole, “Letter to the Editor” from the Washington Post

James C. Carter, S. J., “Letter to the Editor” from the Times-Picayune

Deliberate About the Readings

Look for Logical Fallacies


Chapter 3 Finding Arguments: Thinking Like a Writer

The Writing Process

Finding Topics to Argue

Developing Argumentative Topics

Finding Ideas Worth Writing About

Refining Topics

Sample Student Argument for Analysis

Stephanie Bower, “What’s the Rush? Speed Yields Mediocrity in Local Television News”(student essay)


Chapter 4 Addressing Audiences: Thinking Like a Reader

The Target Audience

The General Audience

Guidelines for Knowing Your Audience

Adapting to Your Readers’ Attitudes

Sample Arguments for Analysis

Derrick Jackson, “Let’s Ban All Flavors of Cigarettes”

Gio Batta Gori, “The Bogus ‘Science’ of Secondhand Smoke”

Danise Cavallaro, “Smoking: Offended by the Numbers” (student essay)

Choosing Your Words


Chapter 5 Shaping Arguments: Thinking Like an Architect

Components of an Argument

Sample Argument for Analysis

Clara Spotted Elk, “Indian Bones”

Analyzing the Structure

Sample Argument for Analysis

Ron Karpati, “I Am the Enemy”

Analyzing the Structure

Two Basic Types for Arguments: Position and Proposal Arguments

Sample Position Argument for Analysis

Sample Proposal Argument for Analysis

Narrative Arguments

Sample Narrative Argument

Jerry Fensterman, “I See Why Others Choose to Die”

Analyzing the Structure

Analyzing the Narrative Features


Chapter 6 Using Evidence: Thinking Like an Advocate

How Much Evidence Is Enough?

Why Arguments Need Supporting Evidence

Forms of Evidence


Kari Peterson, Student Paper

Different Interpretations of Evidence

S. Fred Singer, “Climate Realism”

Some Tips About Supporting Evidence

Sample Argument for Analysis

Arthur Allen, “Prayer in Prison: Religion as Rehabilitation” (student essay)


Chapter 7 Establishing Claims: Thinking Like a Skeptic

The Toulmin Model

Toulmin’s Terms

Sample Arguments for Analysis

Steven Pinker, “Why They Kill Their Newborns”

An Analysis Based on the Toulmin Model

Michael Kelley, “Arguing for Infanticide”

Sample Student Argument for Analysis

Lowell Putnam, “Did I Miss Something?” (student essay)


Chapter 8 Using Visual Arguments: Thinking Like an Illustrator

Common Forms of Visual Arguments

Analyzing Visual Arguments

Editorial or Political Cartoons

Them” Cartoon

News Photographs

Ancillary Graphics: Tables, Charts, and Graphs

Numerical Tables

Sample Student Argument for Analysis

Lee Innes, “A Double Standard of Olympic Proportions” (student essay)


Chapter 9 Researching Arguments: Thinking Like an Investigator

A Search Strategy

Sample Entries for an Annotated Bibliography

Locating Sources

Evaluating Sources

Taking Notes

Drafting Your Paper

Revising and Editing Your Paper

Preparing and Proofreading Your Final Manuscript



PART TWO: Thematic Readings

CHAPTER 10: Advertising and Consumerism

Joseph Turow, The Daily You

*Jennifer Baumgartner, It’s All in the Details

Micahel Levine, Branded World: The Success of the Nike Logo

*Laura Gottesdiener, Disturbing Trends in Junk Food Advertising for Children


Charles A. O”Neill, The Language of Advertising

Sample Ads and Study Questions

Glenn Sacks and Richard Smaglick, Advertisers, Men Are Not Idiots

CHAPTER 11: Gender Matters

Mary Pipher, Saplings in the Storm

* Douglas Quenqua, Muscular Body Image Lures Boys Into Gym, and Obsession


Leslie Marmon Silko, In the Combat Zone

Kay Hymowitz, Child-Man in the Promised Land

*Wendy Shanker, Strong Enough

*READING THE VISUAL: Women in Combat

*Hanna Rosen, The End of Men?

*Philip N. Cohen, Still a Man’s World


*Chapter 12: Moral Quandaries in Medicine

*Daniel Callahan, Sherwin B. Nuland, The Quagmire

*David H. Freedman, Survival of the Wrongest

*Colton Wooten, A Father’s Day Plea To Sperm Donors

*Joseph S. Roth, Encourage the Golden Rule for Organ Donations, Transplant Coverage

*Guatam Naik, A Baby, Please. Blond, Freckles -- Hold the Colic

*Dick Teseri, What You Lose When You Sign That Donor Card

*Steve Lopez, Chorus of Voices Grows Stronger for ‘Death with Dignity’

*Ben Mattlin, Suicide by Choice? Not So Fast

CHAPTER 13: Issues in Higher Education

Ronald D. Liebowtitz, Diversity: The Value of Discomfort

*Paul Stoller, My Struggles With Anti-Intellectualism

*Steve Gunderson, For Profit Colleges—A Sneaky Scam or Saving Grace?

Charles Murray, What’s Wrong with Vocational School?

*Megan McArle, Is College a Lousy Investment?

Alicia Shepard, “A’s for Everyone!”

Reading the Visual: Passive Activism Ideal

Nicholas Handler, The Post-Everything Generation

CHAPTER 14: Race and Ethnicity

Amatai Etzoni, Leaving Race Behind

*Sara Inés Calderón . Why Latinas Aren’t Allowed to Get Angry


*Nicholas K. Peart, Why Is the N.Y.P.D. After Me?

*Bruce Maiman, Arizona's Immigration Law is Not Racist

Francie Latour, Welcome to the Dollhouse

*Glenn Loury, Is He One Of Us? Reflections on Identity and Authenticity

CHAPTER 15: Riding the Economic Roller Coaster

Anya Kamenetz, Generation Debt

*Reading the Visual: Food Bank line

Ed Schipul, Millennials’ Heads Under a Rock

James Livingston, It’s Consumer Spending Stupid

Danile Akst, Saving Yourself

*Derk Thompson, Are Student Loans Destroying the Economy?

Kevin O;Donnell, Why Won't Anyone Give Me a Credit Card?

Reading the Visual: Images from the Great Recession (photos)

Katy Read, Regrets of a Stay at Home Mom

CHAPTER 16: Our Lives Online

Nicholas Carr, Is Google Making Us Stupid?

*Louis Rene Beres, A Core Anxiety: Fear and Trembling on the Social Networks

*Andrew Lam, I Tweet Therefore I Am: Life in the Halls of Mirrors

*Sherry Turkle, The Flight From Conversation

*Jessica Helfand, My Facebook, My Self

*Reading the Visual: The Numbers Don’t Lie

*Taff Brodesser-Akner, Facebook, the Mean Girls, and Me

*Robin Dunbar, You Gotta Have (150) Friends

*dana boyd, Streams of Content, Limited Attention

Chapter 17: Family Values?

*Stephanie Coontz, Five Myths about Marriage

Reading the Visual: Cartoon

* Andrew Sullivan, Why Gay Marriage is Good for Straight America

*W. Bradford Wilcox, Tie the Knot

K*ate Stone Lombardi, ,Who Are You Calling a “Mama’s Boy?”

R*ichard Fabrizio, Being a Dad is Fun, but Nothing Like a Mom

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