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Everyday Arguments A Guide to Writing and Reading Effective Argument

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ISBN-10: 0618917861

ISBN-13: 9780618917860

Edition: 2nd 2005

Authors: Katherine J. Mayberry

List price: $114.95
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Everyday Arguments combines a practical, student-oriented argument rhetoric with an anthology of illustrative readings drawn from arguments of everyday life. The rhetoric portion of the text contains a four-part taxonomy and guides students through the process of generating, drafting, composing, and revising written arguments. The anthology of readings is closely tied to the principles and practices introduced in the rhetoric section. Throughout the text, the author emphasizes that much can be learned about written argument and its practice from the texts we encounter on a daily basis. Writing-intensive exercises in each chapter encourage students to practice new skills as they learn them,…    
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Book details

List price: $114.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/20/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

WritingArguments
An Introduction to Argument
Where Writing Begins: Motives and Audience
The Claim
An Argument's Support
Making Reasonable Arguments: Formal and Informal Logic
Arguing Facts
Arguing Cause
Arguing Evaluations
Arguing Recommendations
Writing and Image
Introductions and Conclusions
Revising
Reading Arguments
Today's College Student
"Retreat from Intimacy" and "Commentary,"
"Talkin' Bout My Generation,"
"Super Egos,"
"Who Is a Teacher?"
"A Lost Moment Recaptured,"
"Students Behaving Badly,"
The Internet
"Daemon Seed" and "Commentary,"
"Stop Me Before I Shop Again,"
"Listening for the Silence,"
"Women and Children First,"
"Information Literacy," University of Maryland
"Politics on the Internet,"
Sports
"Little Girls in Pretty Boxes" and "Commentary,"
"Where Have All the Heroes Gone?"
"The Chosen One,"
"Public Use of Native American Names, Symbols, and Mascots,"
"Runner's Story,"
"Bizball,"
Earning Your Living
"Find Your Future: Treat Career Exploration Like a Trip to the Toy Store,"
"Fastest Growing Occupation,"
"On Dumpster Diving,"
"Lessons from 2 Ghosts,"
"The National Minimum Vacation,"
"The Stress Myth,"
Diet
"The Diet Biz" and "Commentary,"
"Intuitive Eating,"
"Public Eating,"
"Dieting Dialogue,"
"Special K" Box
"My Story: Bob,"
"Bed Confessions,"
Reading Popular Culture
"Popular Culture and the Family" and "Commentary,"
"Listening to Khakis,"
"The Contents of Women's Purses,"
"What Does the Indian Symbol Mean?"
"Why We Crave Horror Movies,"
"Nonsense Watch,"
Index