Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing A Brief Guide to Argument

ISBN-10: 0312601603
ISBN-13: 9780312601607
Edition: 7th 2011
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writingis a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adoptedCurrent Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors' dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. With comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, including Aristotle, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, as well as 35 readings and a casebook on the state and the individual, it is an extraordinarily versatile text. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.

Preface
Critical Thinking and Reading
Critical Thinking
Thinking About Drivers' Licenses and Photographic Identification
Thinking About Another Issue Concerning Drivers' Licenses:
Imagination, Analysis, Evaluation
Thinking About Student Evaluations of Their Professors
Idea Prompt: Visualizing Pros and Cons
Writing as a Way of Thinking
Getting Ideas
Idea Prompt: Understanding Classical Topics
A Checklist for Critical Thinking
A Short Essay Illustrating Critical Thinking
The Undercover Parent
Letter of Response by Carol Weston
A Checklist for Evaluating Letters of Response
Examining Assumptions
A Checklist for Examining Assumptions
Should We Save the Jerboa?
Five Exercises in Critical Thinking
Critical Reading: Getting Started
Active Reading
Summarizing and Paraphrasing
A Note about Paraphrase and Plagiarism
Last Words (Almost) about Summarizing
A First Amendment Junkie
Paragraph by Paragraph
A Checklist for Getting Started
You're 16, You're Beautiful and You're a Voter
Exercises Examining Paragraphs
Letters of Response by Betty Agard, Robert Epstein, Delia McQuade Emmons, and Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
(Student essay), Why the Pledge of Allegiance Should Be Revised
A Casebook for Critical Reading: Should Some Kinds of Speech Be Censored?
Let's Put Pornography Back in the Closet
On Racist Speech
Protecting Freedom of Expression on the Campus
Douse the Online Flamers
Thinking Further about Freedom of Expression, Cyberbullying, and Facebook
Exercise: Letter to the Editor
Critical Reading: Getting Deeper into Arguments
Persuasion, Argument, Dispute
Reason Versus Rationalization
Some Procedures in Argument
Definition
Idea Prompt: Ways to Give Definitions
A Checklist for Evaluating Statistical Evidence
Nonrational Appeals
Does All Writing Contain Arguments?
A Checklist for Analyzing An Argument
An Example: An Argument and a Look at the Writer'S Strategies
Being Green at Ben and Jerry's
George F. Wills's Strategies
Arguments for Analysis
When "Identity" Politics is Rational
If Poison Gas Can Go, Why Not Nukes?
(Student essay), Against the Odds, and Against the Common Good
(Student essay), It's Hard Enough Being Me
The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority
Just Take Away Their Guns
Death's Waiting List
Letters of Response by Dorothy H. Hayes, Charles B. Fruit, and Michelle Goodwin
Hiding in Plain Sight
Visual Rhetoric: Images as Arguments
Some Uses of Images
Appeals to the Eye
Are Some Images Not Fit to Be Shown?
Politics and Pictures
Exercises: Thinking about Images
Reading Advertisements
A Checklist for Analyzing Images (Especially Advertisements)
Writing About a Political Cartoon
Idea Prompt: Analysis of a Political Cartoon
A Checklist for Analyzing Political Cartoons
(Student essay), Pledging Nothing?
Visuals as Aids to Clarity: Maps, Graphs, Tables, and Pie Charts
A Checklist for Charts and Graphs
A Note On Using Visuals in Your Own Paper
A Note On Formatting Your Paper: Document Design
Additional Images for Analysis
The Boston Photographs
Critical Writing
Writing an Analysis of an Argument
Analyzing An Argument
Idea Prompt: Drawing Conclusions and Implying Proof
An Argument, Its Elements, and a Student's Analysis of the Argument
For Environmental Balance, Pick Up a Rifle
(Student essay) , Tracking Kristof
An Analysis of the Student's Analysis
A Checklist for Writing an Analysis of an Argument
Arguments for Analysis
Bring Back Flogging
Violent Media Is Good for Kids
Is It Possible To Be a Conscientious Meat Eater?
Animal Liberation
A Modest Proposal
Developing an Argument of Your Own
Planning, Drafting, and Revising An Argument
A Checklist for a Thesis Statement
A Checklist for Imagining an Audience
Idea Promt: Using Transitions in Argument
A Checklist for Attending to the Needs of the Audience
Peer Review
A Peer Review Checklist for a Draft of An Argument
A Student's Essay, From Rough Notes to Final Version
Why I Don't Spare "Spare Change"
The Essay Analyzed
Exercise
Using Sources
Why Use Sources?
Choosing a Topic
Finding Material
Finding Quality Information on the Web
A Word about Wikipedia
Finding Articles Using Library Databases
Locating Books
Interviewing Peers and Local Authorities
Evaluating Your Sources
A Checklist for Evaluating Print Sources
Taking Notes
A Checklist for Evaluating Electronic Sources
A Note On Plagiarizing, Paraphrasing, and Using Common Knowledge
A Checklist for Avoiding Plagiarism
Compiling An Annotated Bibliography
Writing the Paper
Quoting From Sources
Incorporating Your Reading into Your Thinking: The Art and Science of Synthesis
The Use and Abuse of Quotations
How to Quote
A Checklist for Using Quotations Rather than Summaries
Documentation
Idea Prompt: Signal Phrases
A Note on Footnotes (and Endnotes)
MLA Format: Citations within the Text
MLA Format: The List of Works Cited
APA Format: Citations within the Text
APA Format: The List of References
A Checklist for Papers Using Sources
An Annotated Student Research Paper in Mla Format
Theresa washington, why trials should not be televised
An Annotated Student Research Paper in Apa Format
Laura deveau, the role of spirituality and religion in mental health
Further Views On Argument
A Philosopher's View: The Toulmin Model
The Claim
Grounds
Warrants
Backing
Modal Qualifiers
Rebuttals
A Model Analysis Using the Toulmin Method
A Checklist for Using the Toulmin Method
Putting the Toulmin Method to Work: Responding to an Argument
Michael S. Dukakis and Daniel J. B. Mitchell, Raise Wages, Not Walls
Thinking with Toulmin's Method
A Logician's View: Deduction, Induction, Fallacies
Deduction
Induction
Fallacies
Fallacies of Ambiguity
Fallacies of Presumption
Fallacies of Relevance
A Checklist for Evaluating an Argument From a Logical Point of View Exercise: Fallacies-or Not?
Love Is a Fallacy
A Moralist's View: Ways of Thinking Ethically
Amoral Reasoning
Immoral Reasoning
Moral Reasoning: A Closer Look
Criteria for Moral Rules
A Checklist for Moral Reasoning
Famine, Affluence, and Morality
Lifeboat Ethics: The Case against Helping the Poor
Three Letters (to an Ethicist)
A Lawyer's View: Steps toward Civic Literacy
Civil and Criminal Cases
Trial and Appeal
Decision and Opinion
Majority, Concurring, and Dissenting Opinions
Facts and Law
Balancing Interests
A Word of Caution
A Checklist for Analyzing Legal Arguments
A Casebook On the Law and Society: What Rights Do the Constitution and the Bill of Rights Protect?
Byron R. White and John Paul Stevens, New Jersey v. T.L.O
Harry Blackmun and William H. Rehnquist, Roe v. Wade
A Psychologist's View: Rogerian Argument
Rogerian Argument: An Introduction
Communication: Its Blocking and Its Facilitation
A Checklist for Analyzing Rogerian Argument
Letter to a Southern Baptist Minister
A Literary Critic's View: Arguing about Literature
Interpreting
Judging (Or Evaluating)
Theorizing
A Checklist for An Argument About Literature
Examples: Two Students Interpret Robert Frost's "Mending Wall"
Mending Wall
The Deluded Speaker in Frost's "Mending Wall"
The Debate in Robert Frost's "Mending Wall"
Exercises: Reading a Poem and a Story
To His Coy Mistress
The Story of an Hour
Thinking About the Effects of Literature
Plato, "The Greater Part of the Stories Current Today We Shall Have to Reject"
Thinking About Government Funding for the Arts
A Debater's View: Individual Oral Presentations and Debate
Classroom Individual Oral Presentations
Personal Appearance
Forms of Delivery
The Language of the Talk
Pace of Speaking
Movement
Audiovisual Aids
A Checklist for An Oral Presentation
Formal Debates
Standard Debate Format
The Audience
Delivery
The Talk
A Checklist for Preparing for a Debate
A Casebook On the State and the Individual
What Is the Ideal Society?
From Utopia
From The Prince
The Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions
I Have a Dream
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

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