Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments

ISBN-10: 0205616801

ISBN-13: 9780205616800

Edition: 4th 2009

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Description: This popular rhetoric/reader combines a brief, accessible introduction to argument with an anthology of provocative readings on contemporary issues. nbsp; nbsp;Addresses the writing of arguments stressing good reasons, rather than using non-technical jargon. Writing and analyzing arguments, designing and presenting visual arguments

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Book details

List price: $78.67
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Alternate Contents: Types of Arguments
Preface
Introduction
Persuading with Good Reasons
What Do We Mean by Argument?
What Does Argument Mean for College Writers?
How Can You Argue Responsibly?
How Can You Argue Respectfully?
Reading and Discovering Arguments
Why Argue?
Why Do People Write Arguments?
Finding Good Reasons
Why Do Some Arguments Succeed?
What Are the Goals of Arguments?
What Are Rhetorical Appeals?
Rachel Carson, The Obligation to Endure
Reading Arguments
Read Critically
Read Actively
Finding Good Reasons
Recognize Fallacies
Respond as a Writer
Finding Arguments
Find Arguments in Everyday Conversations
Find a Topic that Interests You
Find a Claim by Exploring
Finding Good Reasons
Find a Claim by Reading
Find Good Reasons
Find Evidence to Support Good Reasons
Drafting and Revising Arguments
State and Evaluate Your Thesis
Think about Your Readers
Finding Good Reasons
Organize Your Argument
Write an Engaging Title and Introduction
Write a Strong Conclusion
Evaluate Your Draft
Respond to the Writing of Others
Edit and Proofread Carefully
Analyzing Arguments
Analyzing Written Arguments
What Is Rhetorical Analysis?
Build a Rhetorical Analysis
Analyze the Rhetorical Features
Analyze the Rhetorical Context
Write a Rhetorical Analysis
Barbara Jordan, Statement on the Articles of Impeachment
T. Jonathan Jackson (student), An Argument of Reason and Passion: Barbara Jordan's "Statement on the Articles of Impeachment"
Steps to Writing a Rhetorical Analysis
Analyzing Visual Arguments
What Is a Visual Argument?
Analyze Visual Persuasion
Analyze Visual Evidence
Build a Visual Analysis
Write a Visual Analysis
Angela Yamashita (student), Got Roddick?
Steps to Writing a Visual Analysis
Writing Arguments
Putting Good Reasons into Action
Use Different Approaches to Construct an Argument
Finding Good Reasons
Definition Arguments
Understand How Definition Arguments Work
Recognize Kinds of Definitions
Finding Good Reasons
Build a Definition Argument
Scott McCloud, Setting the Record Straight
Chris Nguyen (student), Speech Doesn't Have to Be Pretty to Be Protected
Steps to Writing a Definition Argument
Causal Arguments
Understand How Causal Arguments Work
Find Causes
Finding Good Reasons
Build a Causal Argument
Annie Murphy Paul, The Real Marriage Penalty
Emily Raine, Why Should I Be Nice to You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Service
Steps to Writing a Causal Argument
Evaluation Arguments
Understand How Evaluation Arguments Work
Recognize Kinds of Evaluations
Finding Good Reasons
Build an Evaluation Argument
Michael Eric Dyson, Gangsta Rap and American Culture
Rashaun Giddens (student), Stop Loss or "Loss of Trust"
Steps to Writing an Evaluation Argument
Narrative Arguments
Understand How Narrative Arguments Work
Recognize Kinds of Narrative Arguments
Finding Good Reasons
Build a Narrative Argument
Leslie Marmon Silko, The Border Patrol State
Dagoberto Gilb, My Landlady's Yard
Steps to Writing a Narrative Argument
Rebuttal Arguments
Understand How Rebuttal Arguments Work
Finding Good Reasons
Recognize Kinds of Rebuttal Arguments
Build a Rebuttal Argument
Dan Stein, Crossing the Line
Gregory Rodriguez, Illegal Immigrants-They're Money
Steps to Writing a Rebuttal Argument
Proposal Arguments
Understand How Proposal Arguments Work
Recognize Components of Proposal Arguments
Finding Good Reasons
Build a Proposal Argument
Thomas Homer-Dixon and S. Julio Friedmann, Coal in a Nice Shade of Green
Kim Lee (student), Let's Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All
Steps to Writing a Proposal Argument
Designing and Presenting Arguments
Designing Arguments
Think About Your Readers
Know When to Use Images and Graphics
Compose and Edit Images
Create Tables, Charts, and Graphs
Design Pages for Print
Design Pages for the Web
Presenting Arguments
Plan in Advance
Design Effective Visuals
Focus on Your Delivery
Researching Arguments
Planning Research
Analyze the Research Task
Find a Subject
Ask a Research Question
Gather Information About the Subject
Draft a Working Thesis
Finding Sources
Search with Keywords
Find Books
Find Journal Articles
Find Web Sources
Evaluating and Recording Sources
Evaluate Print Sources
Find Information to Cite Print Sources
Evaluate Database Sources
Find Information to Cite a Database Source
Evaluate Web Sources
Find Information to Cite a Web Source
Writing the Research Paper
Review Your Goals and Thesis
Determine Your Contribution
Determine Your Main Points
Avoid Plagiarism
Quote Sources Without Plagiarizing
Summarize and Paraphrase Sources Without Plagiarizing
Incorporate Quotations
Incorporate Visuals
Documenting Sources in MLA Style
Elements of MLA Documentation
MLA In-Text Citations
MLA Works-Cited List: Books
MLA Works-Cited List: Periodicals
MLA Works-Cited List: Library Database Sources
MLA Works-Cited List: Online Sources
MLA Works-Cited List: Other Sources
Sample MLA Paper: Brian Witkowski (student), Need a Cure for Tribe Fever? How About a Dip in the Lake?
Documenting Sources in APA Style
Elements of APA Documentation
APA In-Text Citations
APA References List: Books
APA References List: Periodicals
APA References List: Library Database Sources
APA References List: Online Sources
APA References List: Other Sources
Contemporary Arguments
Negotiating the Environment
American Environmentalism
Contemporary Arguments
Edward O. Wilson, The Conservation Ethic
Sidebar: Aldo Leopold, From The Land Ethic
N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain
Robert Bullard, How Race Affected the Federal Government's Response to Katrina
Wendell Berry, Manifesto: Mad Farmer Liberation Front
Issue in Focus: Climate Change
Al Gore, What Is Global Warming?
Al Gore, Ten Things to Do to Help Stop Global Warming
Christopher C. Horner, Top Ten "Global-Warming" Myths
Glenn McCoy, And Looking at Our Extended Forecast ... (cartoon)
Philip Jenkins, Burning at the Stake
Alex Williams, Buying into the Green Movement
Chicago Tribune, Fast Clothes vs. Green Clothes (editorial)
Elisabeth Rosenthal, Environmentally Unfriendly Trend: Fast Fashion
Sidebar: How "Green" Is Your T-Shirt?
From Reading to Writing
Confronting Sexual Difference
Sexual Difference in American Culture
Contemporary Arguments
Carmen Vazquez, Appearances
Peter J. Gomes, Homophobic? Read Your Bible
Ryan T. Anderson, Struggling Alone
Issue in Focus: Same-sex Marriage
Proposed Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Matt Davies, We're Here to Defend ... (cartoon)
House of Representatives, The Defense of Marriage Act
Anna Quindlen, Evan's Two Moms
Sonya Geis, A New Tactic in Fighting Marriage Initiatives
From Reading to Writing
William F. Jasper, Subversion Through Perversion
Marc Haeringer, Coming Out in the Line of Fire
Emily Martin and Katie Schwartzmann, Bad for Both Boys and Girls
Andrew Sullivan, The End of Gay Culture
Alexa Hackbarth, Vanity, Thy Name Is Metrosexual
Globalization: Importing and Exporting America
America's Place in the World
Contemporary Arguments
Henry Payne, The Bad News Is ... (cartoon)
Mae M. Ngai, No Human Being Is Illegal
Michelle Malkin, Beware of Illegal Aliens Seeking Hazmat Licenses
Sidebar: Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus
Sidebar: Thomas Bailey Aldrich, The Unguarded Gates
Helen Epstein, Immigration Maze
Wiley Miller, What's the Worst That Can Happen ...? (cartoon)
Todd Gitlin, Under the Sign of Mickey Mouse & Co.
Urvashi Butalia, Living the Dream
Sidebar: National Readership Survey 2006: Women's Attitudes in India
Laura Carlsen, Wal-Mart vs. Pyramids
Darla K. Deardorff, In Search of Intercultural Competence
Science and Ethics
The Ethics of Science and Technology
Contemporary Arguments
Bill Joy, Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
Francis Fukuyama, A Tale of Two Dystopias
Ralph C. Merkle, Nanotechnology: Designs for the Future
Ursula Franklin, Beautiful, Functional, and Frugal
Bill Gates, A Robot in Every Home
Christine Soares, Attitude Screen
Issue in Focus: Stem Cell Research
Ron Reagan, Speech at the Democratic National Convention, July 21, 2004
Pat Oliphant, The Ronald Reagan Eulogy Will Be Delivered ... (cartoon)
Steven Milloy, Ron Reagan Wrong on Stem Cells
Richard M. Doerflinger, Don't Clone Ron Reagan's Agenda
From Reading to Writing
Privacy
New Challenges to Personal Privacy
Contemporary Arguments
David Brin, Three Cheers for the Surveillance Society!
Ted Koppel, Take My Privacy, Please!
John McPherson, It's Part of the Government's New Emphasis ... (cartoon)
Randall Larsen, Traveler's Card Might Just Pave the Way for a National ID Card
Jennifer Burk, Counselors Walk a Fine Line Weighing the Rights of Student and College
Jeffrey Zaslow, The End of Youthful Indiscretions: Internet Makes Them Permanent Blots
Issue in Focus: Biometrics: Measuring the Body for Identity
Steven C. Bennett, Privacy Implications of Biometrics
Paul Saffo, A Trail of DNA and Data
FBI, Using Technology to Catch Criminals
Russ Ryan, Emerging Biometric Technologies
Sidebar: Voice Verification for Transactions
J. G. Domke, Will Cash and Credit Cards Become Extinct in the Not-So-Distant Future?
From Reading to Writing
Regulating Substances, Regulating Bodies
Private Bodies, Public Controls
Contemporary Arguments
Joseph A. Califano Jr., The Right Drug to Target: Cutting Marijuana Use
Eric Schlosser, Make Peace with Pot
Issue in Focus: Regulating Tobacco
Philip Morris, Camel Lights Ad
American Legacy Foundation, Antismoking Ad
Gary Trudeau, Doonesbury: The Sin Lobby Gins Up ... (cartoon)
Douglas Bettcher and Chitra Subramaniam, The Necessity of Global Tobacco Regulations
Walter E. Williams, Nazi Tactics
From Reading to Writing
Malcolm Gladwell, Drugstore Athlete
Bill Amend, What's This? (cartoon)
Michael Berube, Citizenship and Disability
Barry Blitt, New Yorker Cover
Terrence Rafferty, Kate Winslet, Please Save Us!
Susan Llewelyn Leach, Those Extra Pounds-Are They Government's Business?
Mim Udovitch, A Secret Society of the Starving
Consumer Freedom, Obesity Ads
Pippa Wysong, Modified
Eric Lewis, The Subtext of All Tattoos (cartoon)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Like Father, Like Son Ad
Susan Kinzie, A Rare Kind of Rush: A Sorority Based on Islamic Principles
New Media
Personal Space in Cyberspace
Contemporary Arguments
Andrew Keen, Is Google's Data Grinder Dangerous?
Sidebar: John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
John Seigenthaler, A False Wikipedia "Biography"
Walt Handelsman, Information Superhighway (cartoon)
Michael Gerson, Where the Avatars Roam
Jessica Bennett and Malcolm Beith, Alternate Universe
Marcelle S. Fischler, Putting on Lip Gloss, and a Show, for YouTube Viewers
Sidebar: Joe Duffy and Andrew Keen, Can Anyone Be a Designer?
danah boyd, Facebook's "Privacy Trainwreck": Exposure, Invasion, and Social Convergence
Stephen Williams, Getting Off the Couch
A Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism
Glossary
Credits
Index
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