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Purposeful Argument A Practical Guide

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ISBN-10: 1428230726

ISBN-13: 9781428230729

Edition: 2011

Authors: Harry L. Phillips, Patricia Bostian

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THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE 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. An innovative anthology of arguments and readings, arranged by community, covers a wide range of cutting-edge issues that address concerns of many student writers.
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Book details

List price: $72.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.914

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
An Anthology Of Arguments. [Formatting Ok For This Section?]
Intersections: Contemporary Issues and Arguments
School/Academic Community
"What is the Price of Plagiarism?"
I'll Have Large Fries, a Hamburger, a Diet Coke, and an MBA
Hold the Pickles
The Problem with Performance Pay
Remaking the Grade, From A to D.
The Kindle's Assault on Academia: Amazon Wants to Corner the Textbook Market
But Don't Think It's Gonna Be Easy
For-Profit Colleges Deserve Some Respect
Let's Sue
Are Students the New Indentured Servants?
Workplace Community
Women Bullying Each Other at Work: Corporate Structure Encourages Women to Bully
Employers Are Monitoring Social Networking Sites
Abolish Corporate Personhood. (Thinking Politically)
A Left-Wing Agenda Drives the Movement for Corporate Social Responsibility
Dealing with the Stressed: Workplace Stress Costs the Economy More Than $30 Billion a Year, and Yet Nobody Knows What It Is or How to Deal with It
Commentary: Solutions at Work: When Love Enters the Workplace
I'm Not Dangerous
Women Do Not Earn Less than Men Due to Gender Discrimination
Family/Household Community
Eminem is Right: The Primal Scream of Teenage Music
Leaving the Doors Open
Life is No Life for Children
North America: Ecological Breakup
Introduction from Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
Reproductive Cloning Would Strengthen the American Family
Civil Unions Are an Acceptable Alternative to Gay Marriage
Neighborhood Community
Under Siege
How Dreams Die
Environmental Harm Disproportionately Impacts the Poor and Minorities
Crime in Virtual Worlds is Impacting Real Life
The Greenwashing Of America
Jicama in the 'hood
You Wouldn't Fit Here
Bowling with Others
Social/Cultural Community
CSM Editors
The Potential in Hillary Clinton's Campaign for Women
Many Blacks Continue to Oppose Interracial Relationships
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, Profiling Muslims Hinders the War on Terror
Government Spending Should Better Reflect Women's Priorities
The Triumph of Ignorance: Why Morons Succeed in US Politics
How to Turn Debate into Dialogue: Why It's so Important to End Americans' War of Words and Start Listening to One Another
A Humanist Looks at Polyamory
Killer reflection
Consumer Community
A Buddhist Perspective on Consumerism
Telemarketers Should Be Censored
It's Like eBay Meets Does Peer-to-Peer Lending Work?
Advertising Links Identity with Consumerism
The End of Credit Card Consumerism
Even the "Healthy" Choices at Fast-Food Restaurants Are Unhealthy
Factory Farming Ignores the Suffering of Animals
Outsourcing Compromises the Safety and Quality of Products
Concerned Citizen Community
U. S. Should Adopt Open Immigration
Climate Change Could Cause Disease Resurgence
Is America Hooked on War?
Jailing Kids for Cash
Private Charity Should Replace Welfare
A Transition to Renewable Energy Sources Is Not Feasible
Nationalize the Banks
New Barriers to Voting: Eroding the Right to Vote
Classic American Arguments
Women's Rights to the Suffrage
Have We Any Right to Regulate Immigration?
The Federalist No.
Declaration of Independence
Equality Among the Sexes
The Penalty of Death
A Petition to the President of the United States
Ain't I a Woman?
Atlanta Compromise Address
Student-Authored Arguments
Driving to a Reasonable Solution
Red Light Cameras - Pursuing Profit Without Process Or Purpose
Vouching for Our School System?