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Argument!

ISBN-10: 0073384011
ISBN-13: 9780073384016
Edition: 2011
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List price: $91.33
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

ARGUMENT!marries solid instruction in critical reading and analysis, argument, and research strategies with a visually engaging and dynamic design.

[reading arguments critically]
Reading Arguments with a Critical Eye
Responding Critically to the Arguments of Others
[writing arguments]
The Basics of Argument
Writing Effective Arguments
More about Argument: Induction, Deduction, Analogy, and Logical Fallacies
The Refutation Essay
The Position Essay
The Causal Essay
The Problem/Solution Essay
[writing a researched argument]
Planning the Researched Argument
Evaluating and Utilizing Sources
Drafting and Revising the Researched Argument
Documenting Sources (MLA, APA, and More)
[an anthology of contemporary arguments]
The Myth and Reality of the Image in American Consumer Culture
The Challenges of Living in a High-Tech, Multimedia World
Violent Media or Violent Society?
America in the Age of Obama
Students, Teachers, and Schools in the 21st Century
Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century
Enduring Controversies in a New Age: Abortion, Animal Rights, Capital Punishment, and Health Care
Marriage and Gender Roles: Changing Attitudes vs. Traditional Values
Arguing About Science: Policy, Politics, and Culture
Competing Perspectives on the American Economic and Financial Crisis
Reading Arguments with a Critical Eye
What Does an Argument Look Like?
Recognizing Purpose in Everyday Arguments
Understanding Audience in Everyday Arguments
Why You Need to Learn to Read and Write Arguments. Right Now
“Young Workers: U Nd 2 Improve Ur Writing Skills”
What You Can Expect from Your Writing Assignments
Why Read and Respond to the Work of Others?
Critical Reading and the Contexts of Argument
Active Reading: Use Your Mind!
Understanding the Arguments of Others
Editorial: “Music Piracy: A New Tune”
Examining the Context of an Argument
Who Is the Author?
Who Is the Audience?
What Is the Author’s Purpose?
What Are the Writer’s Sources of Information?
Understanding an Author’s Attitude and Tone
Denotative and Connotative Word Choice
Recognizing Tone
Analyzing an Author’s Tone
Analyzing for Tone: Word Choice
Analyzing for Tone: Sentence Structure
Analyzing for Tone: Metaphors
Analyzing for Tone: Organization and Examples
Analyzing for Tone: Repetition
Analyzing for Tone: Hyperbole, Understatement, and Irony
Analyzing for Tone: Visuals
Responding Critically to the Arguments of Others
Responding to Arguments
Responding to Content: What Does It Say?
Writing Summaries
“The Gettysburg Address”
“In Praise of a Snail’s Pace”
Writing Paraphrases
From “A Free Man’s Worship”
The Analytic Response: How Is It Written?
Understanding Purpose and Audience in a Style Analysis
“In a Battle of Wits with Kitchen Appliances, I’m Toast”
Planning a Style Analysis
Drafting a Style Analysis
“Choosing Our Families”
Student Essay: “Goodman’s Feast of Style”
The Evaluation Response: Does It Achieve Its Purpose?
Combining Summary, Analysis, and Evaluation: The Critique or Review
Knowing Your Audience
Understanding Your Purpose
Establishing a General Plan
Drafting the Critique or Review
The Research Response: How Does It Help Me Understand Other Works, Ideas, and Events?
“Chance and Circumstance”
Medical News Today
“Grim Warning for America’s Fast Food Consumers
Offered by ‘Supersize Me’ Mice Research”
“Beware of Facebook Danger”
[writing arguments]
The Basics of Argument
Characteristics of Argument
Argument Is Conversation with a Goal
Argument Takes a Stand on an Arguable Issue
Argument Uses Reasons and Evidence
Argument Incorporates Values
Argument Recognizes the Topic’s Complexity
The Shape of Argument
The Aristotelian Model
The Toulmin Model
The Language of Claims and Support
Types of Claims
Support for Claims
“Paradise Lost”
Using Toulmin’s Terms to Analyze Arguments
“Let the Zoo’s Elephants Go”
Writing Effective Arguments
Inaugural Address
Know Your Audience
Who Is My Audience?
What Will My Audience Already Know about My Topic?
Where Does My Audience Stand on the Issue?
How Should I Speak to My Audience?
Understand Your Writing Purpose
Move from Topic to Claim to Possible Support
Selecting a Topic
Drafting a Claim or Thesis
Listing Possible Grounds
Listing Grounds for the Other Side or Another Perspective
Considering the Rogerian or Conciliatory Argument
Planning Your Approach
Organizing and Drafting Your Argument
Revising Your Draft
Editing
Word Choice and Tone
Proofreading
“We Need Higher Quality Outrage”
More about Argument: Induction, Deduction, Analogy, SLIPPERY SLOPE and Logical Fallacies Induction
Deduction
Analogy
Arguments That Do Not Work: Logical Fallacies
Causes of Illogic
Fallacies That Result from Oversimplifying
“Why Teens Are Lousy at Chores”
Fallacies That Result from Ignoring the Issue
“To Murder Victims’ Families, Executing Killers Is Justice”
Letter: “Legalization of Drugs Would Solve Many
Problems for Government”
Letter: “Better Things to Worry about Than Smoking”
The Refutation Essay
What Is a Refutation Essay?
Guidelines for Writing a Refutation Essay
“Gender Games”
Using Research in Refutation Arguments
“The Case for Legal Late-Term Abortions”
“You Can’t Fight Terrorism with Racism”
The Position Essay
Characteristics of a Position Argument
Writing a Position Essay
Planning and Organizing the Position Essay
Counterarguments and Finding Common Ground
Editorial: “Ultimately We Control Our Own Privacy Levels on Facebook”
Drafting the Position Essay
“Brain-Enhancing Drugs: Legalize ’Em, Scientists Say”
The Causal Essay
What Is a Causal Essay?
Characteristics of Causal Arguments
Recognizing Relationships in Causal Arguments
Mill’s Methods for Investigating Causes
Planning and Drafting a Causal Argument
Planning the Causal Argument
Using Visuals in the Causal Essay
Drafting the Causal Argument
Counterarguments in Causal Essays
A Checklist for Revision
“TV Really Might Cause Autism”
Guidelines for Analyzing Causal Arguments
“A Specious ‘Experiment’ ”
The Problem/Solution Essay
Characteristics of Problem/Solution Arguments
Planning and Writing a Problem/Solution Argument
Drafting
A Checklist for Revision
Editorial: “Reviewing Criminal Justice”
Guidelines for Analyzing Problem/Solution Arguments
“A New Strategy for the War on Drugs”
[writing a researched argument]
Planning the Researched Argument
Finding a Workable and Manageable Topic
Who Is My Audience?
What Are the Assignment’s Time and Length Constraints?
What Kinds of Topics Should I Avoid?
How Can I Select a Good Topic?
Writing a Tentative Claim or Research Proposal
Locating Effective Print and Online Sources
Preparing a Working Bibliography
Basic Form for Books
Basic Form for Articles
Knowing Your Library
Locating Books
Using the Reference Collection
Basic Reference Tools
Using Indexes to Periodicals: In Print and Online
Using Indexes to Academic Journals: In Print and Online
Searching the Internet
Conducting Field Research
Federal, State, and Local Government Documents
Correspondence
Interviews
Lectures
Films, Tapes, Television, Online Multimedia Sources
Surveys, Questionnaires, and Original Research
Evaluating and Utilizing Sources
Finding Sources
Evaluating Sources and Maintaining Credibility
Documenting Sources to Avoid Plagiarism
What Is Common Knowledge?
Taking Notes on Sources
Using “Tags” or “Signal Phrases” to Avoid Misleading Documentation
Drafting and Revising the Researched Argument
Organizing the Paper
The Formal Outline
Drafting the Paper
Plan Your Time
Handle Documentation As You Draft
Choose and Maintain an Appropriate Writing Style
Avoid Ineffective Openings
Write Effective Openings
Compose Solid, Uni� ed Paragraphs
Provide Unity and Coherence
Guide Readers through Source Material
Synthesize Source Material and Your Own Ideas
Avoid Ineffective Conclusions
Write Effective Conclusions
Choose an Effective Title
The Completed Paper
Revising the Paper: A Checklist
Rewriting
Editing
Proofreading
Documenting Sources (MLA, APA, and More)
MLA Style
MLA In-Text (Parenthetical) Documentation
Preparing MLA Citations for a “Works Cited” Page
Author/Year or APA Style
APA Style: In-Text Citations
APA Style: Preparing a List of References
Sample Student Essay in APA Style
Footnote or Endnote Style
In-Text Citations
Footnote/Endnote Form: First (Primary) Reference
Sample Footnotes/Endnotes
Footnote/Endnote Form: Short Forms
Sample Bibliography
[an anthology of contemporary arguments]
The Myth and Reality of the Image in American Consumer Culture
“The End of Consumer Culture?”
“Turning Goys Into Girls”
Nissan Advertisement
“Social Lubricant: How a Marketing Campaign Became the Catalyst for a Societal Debate”
Product Placement: Mcdonald’S Ad in 30 Rock
“Why the Music Industry Hates Guitar Hero”
The Challenges of Living in a High-Tech, Multimedia World
“Accident” Advertisement From Apple (MAC VS. PC)
“PowerPoint: Killer App?”
“Obama: ‘It is unacceptable that the United States ranks 5th in the world in broadband adoption’ ”
“Out of the Woods: Today’s Kids Can’t See the Forest for the MTV”
“Society Is Dead: We Have Retreated Into the iWorld”
“Is MySpace Good for Society? A Freakonomics Quorum”
“On Facebook, Biggest Threat to Your Private Data May Be You”
Violent Media or Violent Society?
“Supremacy Crimes”
Kids, Guns, and Television
Editorial cartoon
“What’s Up Doc? A Bloody Outrage, That’s What”
The Boondocks
“How Hip-Hop Music Lost Its Way and Betrayed Its Fans”
America in the Age of Obama
Meet the Press Transcript, Tom Brokaw and Colin Powell
Political cartoon on Barack Obama
“What Obama’s Election Really Means to Black America”
Time Magazine Cover
“The Age of Obama: Obama Will Need the Spirits of Kennedy, FDR and Lincoln, and Also a Patient Public”
The Amazing Spider-Man, Inaugural Day edition
Students, Teachers, and Schools in the 21st Century
National Education Association Web Site
Political cartoon on standardized testing
Editorial cartoon about education
“Left Behind, Way Behind”
“Education Funding: Follow the Money”
“The Digital Library Plan: Riches We Must Share”
“The Digital Library Plan: But Not at Writers’ Expense”
Freedom of Expression in the 21st Century
“The Schools Are Destroying Freedom of Speech”
“Why the First Amendment (and Journalism) Might Be in Trouble”
“A Little Civility, Please”
“What Limits Should Campus Networks Place on Pornography?”
“A Perfect Storm: Privacy. Neutrality. Free Expression”
Free Speech Coalition, Inc. Web Site
Photo of “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” Banner
Political cartoon on free speech
Enduring Controversies in a New Age: Abortion, Animal Rights, Capital Punishment, and Health Care
Photo About Rescinding Mexico City Policy
Photo of Animal Rights Protest
Stop Aerial Wolf Hunting in Alaska Web Site
Illustration about the death penalty
Political cartoon on race and the death penalty
Youtube Video About the Death Penalty
“Elizabeth Edwards: Favors Clinton’s Health Plan, Says Obama’s ‘Not Universal,’ Slams McCain’s as Ineffective”
“Is Health Care a Right?”
“The Right Vision of Health Care”
Marriage and Gender Roles: Changing Attitudes vs. Traditional Values
Graph by Todd Trumbull, San Francisco Chronicle
“Gay Rights in California”
Protect Marriage: Vote “Yes” on Proposition 8 Web Site
“My Daughters Have No Mother”
Political cartoon on gay marriage
“The Worst Thing About Gay Marriage”
Arguing About Science: Policy, Politics, and Culture
“The Challenge for the Obama Administration Science Team”
An Inconvenient Truth Web Site
“Trouble Ahead for Science”
“Florida’s Darwinian Interlude”
“Censoring Science Won’t Make Us Any Safer”
Competing Perspectives on the American Economic and Financial Crisis
“Behind the Curve”
“Bailout Politics”
Americans United For Change Advertisements
Political cartoon on Barack Obama
“The Real Scandal of AIG”
Youtube Video of Jim Cramer on the Today Show
“The Shadow of Depression”
Credits
Index

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