Aims of Argument

ISBN-10: 0073326178
ISBN-13: 9780073326177
Edition: 6th 2009
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Book details

List price: $77.50
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 4/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 760
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Preface
Note to Students
About the Authors
Brief Contents Boxes by Type
Resources for Reading and Writing Arguments
Understanding Argument What Is Argument?
What Is Rhetoric?
An Example of Argument “You Also Have the Right to Tell a Bigot What You Think,”
Discussion of “You Also Have the Right…” Pitts’s Reasoning Other Appeals in Pitts’s Argument Four Criteria of Mature Reasoning Mature Reasoners
Are Well Informed Mature Reasoners
Are Self-Critical and Open to Constructive Criticism from Others
Mature Reasoners Argue with Their Audiences or Readers in Mind Mature Reasoners Know Their Arguments’ Contexts
What Are the Aims of Argument?
Arguing to Inquire
Arguing to Convince
Arguing to Persuade
Arguing to Mediate
A Good Tool for Understanding and Writing Arguments: The Writer’s Notebook Why Keep a Notebook?
Reading an Argument
The First Encounter: Seeing the Text in Context Considering the Climate of Opinion Considering the Rhetorical Context
An Argument for Critical Reading “On Teenagers and Tattoos,”
The Second Encounter: Reading and Analyzing the Text Wrestling with Difficult Passages
Unfamiliar Contexts Contrasting Voices and Views Allusions Specialized Vocabulary Missing Persons Passive Voice
Using Paraphrase to Aid Comprehension Analyzing the Reasoning of an Argument Reading Martin’s Essay Finding Parts
Using Context Identifying the Claim and Reasons
The Third Encounter: Responding Critically to an Argument Annotation Is Key Sample Annotations Writing Assignment: A Critical Response to a Single Argument In Part One
In Part Two Other Advice for Both Parts
Student Sample Essay: Critical Response to a Single Argument “The Decorated Body,”
A Sample Student Response: Analysis of “The Decorated Body,”
Analyzing Arguments: A Simplified Toulmin Method A Preliminary Critical Reading “Rising to the Occasion of Our Death,”
A Step-by-Step Demonstration of the Toulmin Method Analyzing the Claim Identify the Claim Look for Qualifiers
Find the Exceptions Summarize the Claim Analyzing the Reasons
List the Reasons Examine the Reasons
Analyzing the Evidence
List the Evidence Examine the Evidence Noting Refutations Summarizing Your Analysis
Student Sample: An Argument for Analysis “Capital Punishment: Society’s Self-Defense,”
A Final Note about Logical Analysis
Reading and Writing about Visual Arguments Understanding Visual Arguments “Reading” Images
Analysis: Five Common Types of Visual Argument Advertisements Editorial Cartoons Public Sculpture News Photographs Graphics
The Rise of Renewable Energy,”
Understanding Kammen’s Graphics Writing Assignments
Analyzing an Advertisement or Editorial Cartoon Student Sample: Analysis of Visual Rhetoric, “A Mother’s Treat,”
Analyzing and Creating Posters or Flyers
Using Visual Rhetoric to Promote Your School
Analyzing Your Own Visual Rhetoric
Writing to Convince
Using Graphics to Supplement Your Own Writing or Other Texts
Presenting Information Using PowerPoint
Writing Research-Based Arguments Finding an Issue Understand the Difference between a Topic and an

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