Informed Argument

ISBN-10: 0155069837

ISBN-13: 9780155069831

Edition: 6th 2004

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Praised for the way it introduces students to the elements of argument, the sixth edition offers more complete coverage of the Toulmin model, a new focus on problem solving, and a section on visual argument.
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List price: $186.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 10/3/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Robert P. Yagelski is Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Program in Writing & Critical Inquiry at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, where he also teaches courses in writing, composition theory and pedagogy, critical pedagogy, and qualitative research methods and helps prepare secondary school teachers. Considered a leading voice in composition theory, Professor Yagelski is widely published in the major journals in the field. He is also director of the Capital District Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and former director of the SUNY-Albany Writing Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from The Ohio State University.

An Introduction to Argument
What Is an Argument?
Why Learn to Write Effective Arguments?
The Purposes of Argument
Arguments to Assert
Arguments to Inquire
Arguments to Dominate
Arguments to Negotiate and Reconcile
Strategies for Argument
Logical Arguments
Reasoning Inductively
Reasoning Deductively
The Syllogism
The Enthymeme
Cultural Differences in Logical Arguments
The Toulmin Model of Argumentation
Understanding Claims and Warrants
Evaluating Claims and Warrants
Appealing to Pity
Appealing to Prejudice
Appealing to Tradition
Arguing by Analogy
Attacking the Character of Opponents
Attributing False Causes
Attributing Guilt by Association
Begging the Question
Ignoring the Question
Jumping to Conclusions
Opposing a Straw Man
Presenting a False Dilemma
Reasoning That Does Not Follow
Sliding Down a Slippery Slope
Emotional Arguments
Character-Based Arguments
The Contexts of Argument
The Rhetorical Situation
Analyzing Your Audience
Imagining Your Audience
Cultural Context
Understanding Culture
Considering Culture in Argument
Considering Gender
Considering Age
Considering Sexual Orientation
Historical Context
The Media for Argument
Analyzing Arguments in Print
Reading Arguments Critically
Evaluating Ethos
Appraising Evidence
Facts as Evidence
Personal Experience as Evidence
Authority as Evidence
Values as Evidence
Presenting Evidence in Visual Form
Analyzing Arguments in Visual Media
Design and Color
Art as Visual Argument
Integrating Visual Elements and Text
Analyzing Arguments in Electronic Media
The Internet
Web Sites
Online Versions of Print Arguments
Hypertextual Web Sites
Web Sites as Arguments
Online Discussion Forums
Radio and Television
Constructing Arguments
Managing the Composing Process
Understanding Composing as Inquiry
Defining Your Topic
Considering Audience
Identifying Your Audience
Making Concessions
Understanding Audience Expectations
How One Student Addresses Her Audience
Defining Your Terms
Structuring an Argument
Classical Arrangement
Rogerian Argument
Logical Arrangements
Inductive Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning
Using the Toulmin Model
Supporting Claims and Presenting Evidence
Using Language Effectively
Working with Sources
Doing Research
Reading Critically
Taking Notes
Avoiding Plagiarism
Finding Relevant Material
Getting Started
Avoiding Selective Research
Using the Internet
Searching for Magazine and Journal Articles
Searching for Newspaper Articles
Using Abstracting Services
Looking for Books
Conducting Interviews and Surveys
Documenting Your Sources
Compiling a Preliminary Bibliography
Organizing a Research Paper
Integrating Source Material into Your Paper
Citing Sources
Footnotes and Content Notes
Parenthetical (In-Text) Documentation
The MLA Author/Work Style
The APA Author/Year Style
Organizing a Bibliography
Works Cited in MLA Style
References in APA Style
Preparing Your Final Draft
Negotiating Differences
Who Owns Words and Ideas?
Con-Text: What Is Fair Use?
"Standing Up for the Power of Learning"
"Heavy Lifting"
"What's Yours? (Ownership of Intellectual Property)"
"'Let's Roll': You Can Trademark Words but Not Meaning"
Who Owns the Body?
Con-Text: The Father of Surrogate Parenting
"Standing at the Crossroads of Genetic Testing: New Eugenics, Disability Consciousness, and Women's Work"
"Designer Babies and Other Fairy Tales"
"Adapting to Our Own Engineering"
"Victims from Birth"
Who Owns Music?
Con-Text: The Importance of Music
"Free Downloads Play Sweet Music"
"Music Dangers and the Case for Control"
"Black Is Back"
"Empire of the Air"
What Should Be Taught in Schools?
Con-Text: John Dewey on Democracy and Education
"Enroll: Why Berkeley Students Should Punish a Teacher by Taking His Class"
"Balancing the Academy"
"Toward a Radical Feminist Pedagogy"
"An Educated and Culturally Literate Person Must Study America's Multicultural Reality"
How Should We Determine What Our Children Learn?
Con-Text: The Report of the Committee of Ten, 1892
"'No' Is the Right Answer"
"Tests, Tracking, and Derailment"
"Unintended Consequences of High Stakes Testing"
"Why So Many Exams? A Marxist Response"
How Should We Pay for Education?
Con-Text: Horace Mann and Public Education
"The Market Can Transform Our Schools"
"Flagging Flagships"
"Pizza Hut, Domino's, and the Public Schools"
"Why I Said No to Coca-Cola"
What Is Common Ground?
Con-Text: "The Tragedy of the Commons"
"In Defense of Hallowed Ground"
"Global Commons: But Where Is the Community?"
"Rediscovery of the Commons: Managing for the Common Good, Not Just for the Corporate Good"
"The Daily We: Is the Internet Really a Blessing for Democracy"
How Do We Design Communities?
Con-Text: "A Beautiful Place Made Ugly"
"A Suburb Grown Up and All Paved Over"
"Misplacing the Blame for Our Troubles on 'Flat, Not Tall' Spaces"
"So What Can We Do--Really Do--About Sprawl?"
"Enough Snickering. Suburbia Is More Complicated and Varied Than We Think"
What Is Our Relationship to Nature?
Con-Text: Thoreau's Wildness
"The Obligation to Endure"
"Silent Spring at 40"
"In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World"
"Values Beyond Price"
American National Identity
Who Gets to Be an American?
Con-Text: "The New Colossus"
"By the Time I Get to Cucaracha"
"A Nation of Immigrants"
"Keep the Borders Open"
"Too Many: Looking Today's Immigration in the Face"
What Does It Mean to Be a Good American Citizen?
Con-Text: John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address, 1961
"Needed: Informed Voters"
"Want to Be a Patriot? Do Your Job"
"America: Idea or Nation?"
"A Patriotic Left"
What Kind of Power Should We Give Our Government?
Con-Text: "The Declaration of Independence"
"Letter From a Birmingham Jail"
"Liberties Are a Real Casualty of War"
"Databases and Security vs. Privacy"
"Why Fear National ID Cards?"
Free Enterprise
What Is a Free Market?
Con-Text: The Wealth of Nations
"Greed Despoils Capitalism"
"The True Spirit of Enterprise"
"The Rebel Sell: If We All Hate Consumerism, How Come We Can't Stop Shopping?"
"Economies of Meaning"
What Does It Mean to Be a Consumer?
Con-Text: "Conspicuous Consumption"
"All-Consuming Patriotism: American Flag: $19.95. New Yacht: $75,000. True Patriotism: Priceless"
"The Joys of Excess"
"Mixed Messages Call for Healthy Skepticism"
"The Singer Solution to World Poverty"
How Should Workers Be Treated?
Con-Text: "Industrial Workers of the World"
"Let Them Sweat"
"Rugmaking, Interwoven with Social Justice"
"Going Down the Road"
"Just Another Hollow Day"
Is Globalization Progress?
Con-Text: The Marshall Plan
"Giving Aid to World Trade"
"The March of the Monoculture"
"The Living Democracy Movement: Alternatives to the Bankruptcy of Globalisation"
"Singing for the Global Community"
What Is Fair Trade?
Con-Text: Harry Truman and Fair Trade
"Free Trade for a Fair, Prosperous World"
"Fair Trade: Small Change, Big Difference"
"Squeezed to the Last Drop"
"Finding Meaning in a Cup of Coffee"
How Should We Share the Earth?
Con-Text: The Kyoto Protocol
"No Margin for Error"
"The Global Warming Scapegoat"
"Injustice? Duress and the Burnt Church First Nation Fisheries Agreement with Canada"
"Stop Energy Eco-Imperialism"
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