Purposeful Argument A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 1428264000
ISBN-13: 9781428264007
Edition: 2012 (Brief Edition)
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Book details

List price: $82.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, BRIEF 1st Edition, encourages students to recognize where argument fits into their lives and how it can be a practical response to the issues in a variety of communities--School, Workplace, Family, Neighborhood, Social-Cultural, Consumer, and Concerned Citizen. When students are encouraged to honor and respond to issues that matter to them, their investment becomes evident and their writing purposeful. Students learn how argument can become an essential negotiating skill in their lives--both in school and beyond. With a focus on accessibility, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT relies on clear explanations, explicit examples, and practical step-by-step exercises that guide students through the process of building an argument.

How Good Arguments Work
Argue In Real Life
What Argument Is and What Argument Is Not
Recognize Where Argument is Appropriate in Real Life
Argue About Issues that Matter to You
Establish Local Context for an Issue Using the Research Process
Find Your Place Among Others: Negotiate Opposition
Stake and Defend Your Claim
Vary the Support You Bring to an Argument
Structure Your Argument
Recognize Why Arguments Break Down
Take Ownership of Your Argument
Choose an Issue
Determine What Matters to You and Why
Choose an Issue within a Topic
Define Your Audience
Argue at the Right Moment
Getting Started
Develop a Research Plan
Collect a basic reference desk and use encyclopedias profitably
Gather Search Terms
Use search engines to find Internet sources on the Surface Web and on the Deep Web
Perform keyword queries
Find news sites and use RSS feeds to receive updates
Find and use databases in libraries
Find and use primary, government, and multimedia sources
Find books
Evaluate, Read, and Use Resources in Your Writing
Take Notes, Read Critically, and Evaluate Internet Sites
Take Notes, Read Critically, and Evaluate Articles
Take Notes and Read Books Critically
Take Notes and Evaluate Primary Sources
Introduce and Comment on Sources
Quote and Cite Quotations
Summarize and Cite Summaries
Paraphrase and Cite Paraphrases
Avoid Plagiarism
Documentation: Works Cited Page
Read Critically and Avoid Fallacies
Avoid Fallacies of Choice
Avoid Fallacies of Support
Avoid Fallacies of Emotion
Avoid Fallacies of Inconsistency
How To Plan, Structure And Deliver An Argument
Negotiate Opposition
Why the Opposition Matters
Resist Easy Generalizations
Listen to Local Voices
Summarize Other Voices Fairly
Value Expertise Over Advocacy
Avoid Bias When You Summarize
Find Points of Overlap
Respond to Other Views
Explore an Issue
Prewrite on Your Issue
Develop an Argument Strategy
Use Definitions
Discover Causes or Consequences
Present Comparisons
Propose a Solution
Evaluate Your Claim
Write an Exploratory Essay
Kinds of Argument
Structure an Argument to Fit Your Purpose
Toulmin-Based Argument
Middle Ground Argument
Rogerian Argument
Argument Based on a Microhistory
Build Arguments
How a Claim Functions
Five Kinds of Claims
Use Reasons to Support Your Claim.
Build Body Paragraphs Around Reasons
Use Qualifiers to Make Your Argument Believable
Justify Your Claim with a Warrant
Use Your Audience to Construct a Warrant
Use Backing to Support a Warrant
Respond to Audience Reservations to Make a Warrant Believable
Support an Argument with Fact (Logos), Credibility (Ethos), and Emotion (Pathos)
Field Specific Support
Use All Three General Kinds of Support
Use Support Based on Facts and Research (Logos)
Use Support to Establish Your Credibility (Ethos)
Use Support to Create Emotion (Pathos)
How To Take Ownership Of Your Argument: A Style Guide
Enhance Your Argument with Visuals and Humor
What Are Visual Arguments?
Read Visual Arguments
Use Humor in Your Argument
When Is Humor Appropriate?
Develop and Edit Argument Structure and Style
Consider Your Argument's Claim
Introduce Your Opposition
Create Strong Introductions
Write Memorable Conclusions
Edit and Organize Your Argument's Support
Supply a Strong Title

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