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Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments

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ISBN-10: 0205743374

ISBN-13: 9780205743377

Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Lester Faigley, Jack C. Selzer

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This popular rhetoric/reader combines a brief, accessible introduction to argument with an anthology of provocative readings on contemporary issues. Addresses the writing of arguments stressing good reasons, rather than using technical jargon to teach argument writing. Writing and analyzing arguments, designing and presenting visual arguments
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Book details

List price: $84.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Persuading with Good Reasons
What do we mean by argument?
What does "argument"
mean for college writers?
How can you argue responsibly?
How can you argue respectfully?
Reading And Discovering Arguments
Why Argue?
Why do people write arguments?
Why do some arguments succeed?
What are the goals of arguments?
What are rhetorical appeals?
Finding Good Reasons
The Obligation to Endure
Reading Arguments
Become a critical reader
Read actively
Recognize fallacies
Respond as a reader
Finding good reasons
Finding Arguments
Find arguments in everyday conversations
Find a topic that interests you
Find a claim by exploring
Find a claim by reading
Find good reasons
Find evidence to support good reasons
Finding good reasons
Drafting and Revising Arguments
State and evaluate your thesis
Think about your readers
Organize your argument
Write an engaging title and introduction
Write a strong conclusion
Evaluate your draft
Respond to the writing of others
Edit and proofread carefully
Finding good reasons
Analyzing Arguments
Analyzing Written Arguments
What is rhetorical analysis?
Build a rhetorical analysis
Analyze the rhetorical features
Analyze the rhetorical context
Write a rhetorical analysis
Statement on the Articles of Impeachment
An Argument of Reason and Passion: Barbara Jordan's "Statement on the Articles of Impeachment"
Steps to writing a rhetorical analysis
Analyzing Visual Arguments
What is a visual argument?
Analyze visual persuasion
Analyze visual evidence
Build a visual analysis
Write a visual analysis
Got Roddick?
Steps to writing a visual analysis
Writing Arguments
Options for Arguments
Use different approaches to construct arguments
Be aware of your goals for argument
Finding good reasons: What do we mean by diversity?
Definition Arguments
Understand how definition arguments work
Recognize kinds of definitions
Build a definition argument
Finding good reasons
Setting the Record Straight
Speech Doesn't Have to Be Pretty to Be Protected
Steps to writing a definition argument
Causal Arguments
Understand how causal arguments work
Find causes
Build a causal argument
Finding good reasons
The Real Marriage Penalty
Why Should I Be Nice to You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Service
Steps to writing a causal argument
Evaluation Arguments
Understand how evaluation arguments work
Recognize kinds of evaluations
Build an evaluation argument
Finding good reasons
Gangsta Rap and American Culture
Stop Loss or "Loss of Trust"
Steps to writing an evaluation argument
Narrative Arguments
Understand how narrative arguments work
Recognize kinds of narrative arguments
Build a narrative argument
Finding good reasons
The Border Patrol State
My Landlady's Yard
Steps to writing a narrative argument
Rebuttal Arguments
Understand how rebuttal arguments work
Recognize the tactics of rebuttal arguments
Build a rebuttal argument
Finding good reasons
Crossing the Line
Illegal Immigrants-They're Money
Steps to writing a rebuttal argument
Proposal Arguments
Understand how proposal arguments work
Recognize components of proposal arguments
Build a proposal argument
Finding good reasons
Coal in a Nice Shade of Green
Let's Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All
Steps to writing a proposal argument
Designing And Presenting Arguments
Designing Arguments
Start with your readers
Know when to use images and graphics
Compose and edit images
Create tables, charts, and graphs
Design pages for print
Design pages for the Web
Presenting Arguments
Plan a presentation
Design effective visuals
Give a memorable presentation
Researching Arguments
Planning Research
Analyze the research task
Find a subject
Ask a research question
Gather information about the subject
Draft a working thesis
Finding Sources
Search with keywords
Find books
Find journal articles
Find Web sources
Evaluating and Recording Sources
Evaluate print sources
Find information to cite print sources
Evaluate database sources
Find information to cite a database source
Evaluate Web sources
Find information to cite a Web source
Writing the Research Paper
Review your goals and thesis
Determine your contribution
Determine your main points
Avoid plagiarism
Quote sources without plagiarizing
Summarize and paraphrase sources without plagiarizing
Incorporate quotations
Incorporate visuals
Documenting Sources in MLA Style
Elements of MLA documentation
MLA in-text citations
MLA works-cited list: Books
MLA works-cited list: Periodicals
MLA works-cited list: Library database sources
MLA works-cited list: Other online sources
MLA works-cited list: Other sources
Brian Witkowski (student), Need a Cure for Tribe Fever? How about a Dip in the Lake?
Documenting Sources in APA Style
Elements of APA documentation
In-text citations in APA style
APA references list: Books
APA references list: Library database sources
APA references list: Periodicals
APA references list: Other online sources
APA references list: Other sources
Contemporary Arguments
Negotiating the Environment
American Environmentalism
Contemporary Arguments
The Conservation Ethic
Sidebar: Aldo Leopold, From The Land Ethic
The Way to Rainy Mountain
How Race Affected the Federal Government's Response to Katrina
Manifesto: Mad Farmer Liberation Front
Issue in Focus: Climate Change
What is Global Warming?
Ten Things to Do to Help Stop Global Warming
Christopher C Horner, Top Ten 'Global-Warming' Myths
Environment: Healthy Swamps
And Looking At Our Extended Forecast . . . (cartoon)
Burning at the Stake
Buying into the Green Movement
Fast Clothes vs. Green Clothes (editorial)
Environmentally Unfriendly Trend: Fast Fashion
Sidebar: How Green Is Your T-Shirt?
From Reading to Writing
Confronting Sexual Difference
Sexual Difference in American Culture
Contemporary Arguments
Homophobic? Read Your Bible
Struggling Alone
Issue in Focus: Same Sex Marriage
We're Here to Defend . . . (cartoon)
House of Representatives, The Defense of Marriage Act
Evan's Two Moms
A New Tactic In Fighting Marriage Initiatives
From Reading to Writing
Subversion Through Perversion
Coming Out in the Line of Fire
Bad for Both Boys and Girls
The End of Gay Culture
Vanity, Thy Name is Metrosexual
Globalization: Importing and Exporting America
America's Place in the World
Contemporary Arguments
The Bad News Is . . . (cartoon)
No Human Being is Illegal
Beware of Illegal Aliens Seeking Hazmat Licenses
Sidebar, Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus
Sidebar, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, The Unguarded Gates
Immigration Maze
What's the Worst That Can Happen . . . ? (cartoon)
Under the Sign of Mickey Mouse & Co
Living The Dream
Wal-Mart vs. Pyramids
In Search of Intercultural Competence
Science and Ethics
The Ethics of Science and Technology
Contemporary Arguments
Why the Future Doesn't Need Us
A Tale of Two Dystopias
Nanotechnology: Designs for the Future
Beautiful, Functional and Frugal
A Robot in Every Home
Attitude Screen
Issue in Focus: Stem Cell Research
Speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention
The Ronald Reagan Eulogy Will Be Delivered . . . (cartoon)
Ron Reagan: Wrong on Stem Cells
Don't Clone Ron Reagan's Agenda
From Reading to Writing
New Challenges to Personal Privacy
Contemporary Arguments
Three Cheers for the Surveillance Society!
Take my Privacy, Please!
It's Part of the Government's New Emphasis . . . (cartoon)
Traveler's Card Might Just Pave the Way for a National ID Card
Counselors Walk a Fine Line Weighing Rights of Student and College
The End of Youthful Indiscretions: Internet Makes Them Permanent Blots
Issue in Focus: Biometrics and Measuring the Body for Identity
Privacy Implications of Biometrics
A Trail of DNA and Data
Emerging Biometric Technologies
Sidebar: Voice Verification for Transations
Will Cash & Credit Cards Become Extinct in the Not-So-Distant Future?
From Reading to Writing
Regulating Substances/Regulating Bodies
Private Bodies, Public Controls
Contemporary Arguments
The Right Drug to Target: Cutting Marijuana Use
Eric Schlosser, Make Peace with Pot
Issue in Focus: Regulating Tobacco
Camel Lights Ad
American Legacy Foundation, Antismoking Ad
Doonesbury: The Sin Lobby Gins Up . . (cartoon)
The Necessity of Global Tobacco Regulations
Nazi Tactics
From Reading to Writing
What's This? (cartoon)
Drugstore Athlete
Citizenship and Disability
New Yorker
Please Save Us!
Those Extra Pounds-Are They Government's Business?
A Secret Society of the Starving
Consumer Freedom, Obesity Ads
The Subtext of All Tattoos (cartoon)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Like Father Like Son Ad
A Rare Kind of Rush: A Sorority Based on Islamic Principles
New Media
Personal Space in Cyberspace
Contemporary Arguments
Is Google's Data Grinder Dangerous?
A False Wikipedia "Biography"
Sidebar: John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace
Information Superhighway (cartoon)
Where the Avatars Roam
Alternate Universe
Sidebar: Joe Duffy and Andrew Keen, Can Anyone Be a Designer?
Putting on Lip Gloss, and a Show, for YouTube Viewers
Facebook's 'Privacy Trainwreck': Exposure, Invasion, and Drama (blog)
Getting off the Couch
Appendix: A Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism