Inventing Arguments

ISBN-10: 1413033113
ISBN-13: 9781413033113
Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)
Authors: John Mauk, John Metz
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Description: Organized around common rhetorical situations that occur all around us, INVENTING ARGUMENTS, Second Edition, shows you that argument is a living process rather than a form to be modeled. Through the text's prominent focus on invention, you will  More...

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List price: $157.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 896
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

Organized around common rhetorical situations that occur all around us, INVENTING ARGUMENTS, Second Edition, shows you that argument is a living process rather than a form to be modeled. Through the text's prominent focus on invention, you will learn to recognize the rhetorical elements of any argumentative situation and apply the tools of argument effectively in your own writing. The basic layers of argument are introduced in early chapters, with material arranged into increasingly sophisticated topics beginning with the most obvious or explicit layers (claims) and moving to more implied or "hidden" layers (values, beliefs, ideology). By the time you finish Chapter 4, you will have a thorough understanding of argument--which you can then apply not just to the invention projects in chapters 611 but also to your writing for other college courses and beyond.

John Mauk has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing from Bowling Green State University and a Masters in language and literature from the University of Toledo. Scholarship includes an article on critical geography and composition (COLLEGE ENGLISH, March 2003). Mauk now teaches composition and rhetoric courses at Northwestern Michigan College. In 2007, he served on the NCTE Nominating Committee.

John Metz has a B.A. in English from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (1983) and an M.A. in English from the University of Toledo (1985). He has taught first-year writing for over 20 years and currently teaches at Kent State University at Geauga in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Preface
Brief Contents
Note to Students
Entering Argument
Reading Argument
Reading Appeals
Reading for Hidden Layers
Entering Argument
Inventing Argument
Inventing Arguments
Arguing Definitions (What Is It?)
Arguing Causes (Why Did This Happen?)
Arguing Value (What Good Is This?)
Arguing Crisis (What Are We Going to Do?)
Arguing the Past (What Happened?)
Arguing the Future (What Is Going to Happen?)
Research
The Research Guide
Argument Anthology
Questions for Reading
Politics
Press
Family
Race
Environment
Education
Consumption
Adbusters
Popular Culture and the Media
Technology
Philosophy and Humanity
Religion
Credits
Index

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