Read, Reason, Write An Argument Text and Reader

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'Read, Reason, Write' presents clear instruction in critical reading & analysis, argument, & research techniques, along with a collection of current & incisive readings appropriate for practicing these techniques.
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List price: $133.33
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Dorothy U. Seyler is professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary, Dr. Seyler holds advanced degrees from Columbia University and the State University of New York at Albany. She taught at Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky, and Nassau Community College before moving with her family to Northern Virginia.She has coauthored Introduction to Literature and Language Power, both in second editions, and is the author of The Writer's Stance, Patterns of Reflection, in its third edition, The Reading Context, Steps to College Reading, Understanding Argument, and Read, Reason, Write, currently in its fifth edition and Doing Research, currently in its second edition. In addition, Professor Seyler has published articles in professional journals and popular magazines. She enjoys tennis, golf, and traveling, as well as writing about all three.

Critical Reading and Analysis
Writers and Their Sources
Reading, Writing, and the Contexts of Argument
Responses to Sources
"The Gettysburg Address"
The Response to Content
The Analytic Response
The Judgment or Evaluation Response
The Research Response
"Who Does the Talking Here?"
Active Reading: Use Your Mind!
Guidelines for Active Reading
"Political Ads and the Voters They Attract"
Understanding Your Sources
Writing Summaries
Guidelines for Writing Summaries
Acknowledging Sources Informally
References to People
References to Sources
"The Future Is Now"
Presenting Direct Quotations: a Guide for Form and Style
Reasons for Using Quotation Marks
A Brief Guide to Quoting
For Reading and Analysis
"Turning the Page"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
Responding Critically to Sources
Traits of the Critical Reader/Thinker
Examining the Rhetorical Context of a Source
Who is the Author?
What type of source-or genre-is it?
What Is the Author's Primary Purpose?
What Are the Author's Sources of Information?
Analyzing the Style of a Source
Denotative and Connotative Word Choice
Sentence Structure
Organization and Examples
Hyperbole, Understatement, and Irony
Quotation Marks, Italics, and Capital Letters
"In a Battle of Wits with Kitchen Appliances, I'm Toast"
Writing about Style
Understanding Your Purpose and Audience
Planning the Essay
Drafting the Style Analysis
A Checklist for Revision
"In Praise of a Snail's Pace"
Student Essay (on Goodman's essay)
Analyzing Two or More Sources
Guidelines for Preparing a Contrast Essay
Juan Williams Fired for Comments"
"Juan Williams Fired: Pitfalls of the Insta-opinion Age"
For Reading and Analysis
"The F Word"
"Husband Hal"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
The World of Argument
Understanding the Basics of Argument
Characteristics of Argument
Argument Is Conversation with a Goal
Argument Debates an Arguable Issue
Argument Uses Reasons and Evidence
Argument Incorporates Values
Argument Recognizes a Topic's Complexity
The Shape of Argument: What We Can Learn from Aristotle
Ethos (About the Writer/Speaker)
Logos (About the Logic of the Argument)
Pathos (About Appeals to the Audience)
Karios (About the Occasion or Situation)
The Language of Argument
"Your Brain Lies to You"
The Shape of Argument: What We Can Learn from Toulmin
Grounds (or Data or Evidence)
Using Toulmin's Terms to Analyze Arguments
"Let the Zoo's Elephants Go"
Using Toulmin's Terms as a Guide to Organizing Arguments
For Debate
"Let My Teenager Drink"
'Don't Make Teen Drinking Easier"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
Writing Effective Arguments
Know Your Audience
Who Is My Audience?
What Will My Audience Know about My Topic?
Where Does My Audience Stand on the Issue?
How Should I Address My Audience?
Understand Your Writing Purpose
What Type (Genre) of Work Am I Preparing?
What Is My Goal?
Will the Rogerian or Conciliatory Approach Work for Me?
Move from Topic to Claim to Possible Support
Selecting a Topic
Drafting a Claim
Listing Possible Grounds
Listing Grounds for the Other Side or Another Perspective
Planning the Approach
Draft Your Argument
Guidelines for Drafting
Revise Your Draft
A Few Words about Words and Tone
A Checklist for Revision
For Analysis and Debate
"Understanding the Costs of Rising Inequality"
"Political Stupidity, U.S. Style"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
Reading, Analyzing, and Using Visuals and Statistics in Argument
Responding to Visual Arguments
Reading Graphics
Understanding How Graphics Differ
Guidelines for Reading Graphics
The Use of Authority and Statistics
Judging Authorities
Understanding and Evaluating Sources
Guidelines for Evaluating Sources
Writing the Investigative Argument
Gathering and Analyzing Evidence
Planning and Drafting the Essay
Guidelines for Writing an Investigative Argument
Analyzing Evidence: The Key to an Effective Argument
Preparing Graphics for Your Essay
A Checklist for Revision
Student Essay: "Buying Time"
For Reading and Analysis
"Every Body's Talking: Nonverbals Speak
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
Learning More About Argument: Induction, Deduction, Analogy, and Logical Fallacies
"The Declaration of Independence"
"War and Football"
Logical Fallacies
Causes of Illogic
Fallacies of Oversimplifying (Problems with Logos)
Fallacies of Avoiding the Issue (Problems with Ethos or Pathos)
For Analysis
, "Declaration of Sentiments"
"Things People Say"
Studying Some Arguments by Genre
Definition Arguments
Defining as Part of an Argument
When Defining Is the Argument
Strategies for Developing an Extended Definition
Guidelines for Evaluating Definition Arguments
Preparing a Definition Argument
A Checklist for Revision
Student Essay: "Laura Mullins, "Paragon or Parasite?"
For Analysis and Debate
"Best Is the New Worst"
"Glamour, That Certain Something"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
Evaluation Arguments
Types of Evaluation Arguments
Guidelines for Analyzing an Evaluation Argument
Preparing an Evaluation Argument
A Checklist for Revision
Student Review
"Winchester's Alchemy: Two Men and a Book"
Evaluating an Argument: The Rebuttal or Refutation Essay
Guidelines for Preparing a Refutation Annotated Refutation
"Gender Games"
For Analysis and Debate
"Addicted to Health"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
the Position Paper: Claims of Value
Characteristics of the Position Paper
Guidelines for Analyzing a Claim of Value
Preparing a Position Paper
A Checklist for Revision
For Analysis and Debate
"The Battle for Your Brain"
"I Have a Dream"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
Arguments About Cause
Characteristics of Causal Arguments
Mill's Methods for Investigating Causes
Guidelines for Analyzing Causal Arguments
Preparing a Causal Argument
A Checklist for Revision
For Analysis and Debate
"Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men"
"How Immigrants Create More Jobs"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
Presenting Proposals: the Problem/Solution Argument
Characteristics of Problem/Solution Arguments
Guidelines for Analyzing Problem/Solution Arguments
"A New Strategy for the War on Drugs"
"A Modest Proposal"
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
the Researched and Formally Documented Argument
Locating, Evaluating, and Preparing to Use Sources
Selecting a Good Topic
What Type of Research Essay Am I Preparing?
Who Is My Audience?
How Can I Select a Good Topic?
What Kinds of Topics Should I Avoid?
Writing a Tentative Claim or Research Proposal
Preparing a Working Bibliography
Basic Form for Books
Basic Form for Articles
Locating Sources
The Book Catalog
The Reference Collection
Electronic Databases
The Internet
Field Research
Evaluating Sources, Maintaining Credibility
Guidelines for Evaluating Sources
Writing the Researched Essay
Avoiding Plagiarism
What Is Common Knowledge?
Using Signal Phrases to Avoid Misleading Readers
Guidelines for Appropriately Using Sources
Organizing the Paper
The Formal Outline
Drafting the Paper
Revising the Paper: a Checklist
The Completed Paper
Sample Student Research Essay
Formal Documentation: Mla Style, Apa Style of Documentation
MLA In-Text (Parenthetical) Documentation
MLA Citations for a "Works Cited" Page
APA In-Text Documentation
APA Citations for a "References" Page
A Collection of Readings
the Media: Image and Reality
Derrick Speight, "Of Losers and Moles: You Think Reality
TV Just Writes Itself?")
"Press and Pund Stampede Tramples Good Judgment and Often the Facts, Too"
"In Your Face.. All Over the Place"
"What's Up, Doc? a Bloody Outrage, That's What"
"Copyright Silliness on Campus"
"The Social Network's Female Props"
the Internet and Social Media: Their Impact on our Lives
"Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
"Mind over Mass Media"
"The Medium Is the Medium"
"Why Google Should Stay in China"
"In Egypt Twitter Trumps Torture"
"I Tweet, Therefore I Am"
"A Violin Requiem for Privacy"
The Environment: How do we Cope with Climage Change?
"The Sixth Extinction: It Happened to him. It's Happening to You."
"It's Natural to Behave Irrationally"
"The Cost of Climate Inaction"
"How Marketplace Economics Can Help Build a Greener World"
"Wecansolveit" ad
"Global Warming Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg"
"Moving Heaven and Earth"
Sports Talk-Sports Battles
"Show Them the Money"
"Education, Athletics: The Odd Couple"
"Privilege Unchecked in the U-Va. Case?"
"The Beam in Your Eye: If Steroids Are Cheating, Why Isn't Lasik?"
"Houston: We Have a Problem"
"It's Only a Letdown If You Expected Something Better"
Marriage and Gender Issues: the Debates Continue
"Socail Science Finds: Marriage Matters"
"Abolish Marriage"
"My Big Fat Straight Wedding"
"Gay Asian-American Male Seeks Home"
"5 Myths about Working Mothers"
"For Women in America, Equality Is Still an Illusion"
"Supremacy Crimes"
Education in America: Problems at all Levels
"The Fittest Brains
"A Daunting Children's Divide"
"10 Steps to World-Class Schools"
"5 Myths about Who Gets into College"
"So Much for the Information Age"
"Laptops vs. Learning"
Censorship and Free speech Debates
"Ground Zero for Free Speech"
"Why the First Amendment (and Journalism) Might Be in Trouble"
"Chipping Away at Free Speech"
"Limits of Free Speech"
"Online Lessons on Unprotected Sex"
"Virtual Violence Is Free Speech"
Ethics and the LAW: Current and Enduring Debates
"Guns for Safety? Dream on, Scalia"
"5 Myths about Torture and Truth"
"First They Did Harm"
"Ending Impunity for Rape"
"Crush Animal Cruelty"
"At the Cliff's Edge on Immigration"
America: Embracing the Future -- or Divided by Conflict?
"The New Culture War"
"Faces We've Seen Before"
"America Is Better Than This"
"The Cure for Public Anger"
"Throwing the Bums Out for 140 Years"
"The Design of Your Life"
"How the Future Will Judge Us"
Appendix: Understanding Literature
Getting the Facts: Active Reading, Summary, and Paraphrase
Summary of "The Story of an Hour"
"Sonnet 116"
Paraphrase of "Sonnet 116"
Seeing Connection: Analysis
Analysis of Narrative Structure
Analysis of Character
Analysis of Elements of Style and Tone
Drawing Conclusions: Interpretation
Writing about LIreature
"To His Coy Mistress"
"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"
"The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd"
"Is My Team Ploughing"
"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"
Sample Student Literary Analysis
Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
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