Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments and Handbook

Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments and Handbook

By: Lester Faigley (author), Jack Selzer (author)Paperback

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This popular rhetoric/reader combines a brief, accessible introduction to argument with an anthology of provocative readings on contemporary issues and a detailed handbook on grammar and mechanics.


Preface PART 1 Reading and Discovering Arguments Chapter 1: Making an Effective Argument What Exactly Is an Argument? Finding Good Reasons Writing Arguments in College Arguments as Turns in a Conversation A Case Study: The Microcredit Debate Think About Your Credibility Chapter 2: Reading Arguments Explore Controversies Read Critically Finding Good Reasons Recognize Fallacies Map and Summarize Arguments Chapter 3: Finding Arguments Find Arguments in Everyday Conversations Find a Topic What Is Not Arguable Finding Good Reasons Campus Community Nation World Explore Your Topic Read About Your Topic Find Good Reasons Find Evidence to Support Good Reasons Chapter 4: Drafting and Revising Arguments State and Evaluate Your Thesis Finding Good Reasons Think About Your Readers Organize Your Argument Write an Engaging Title and Introduction Write a Strong Conclusion Evaluate Your Draft Checklist for Evaluating Your Draft Respond to the Writing of Others Edit and Proofread Carefully PART 2 Analyzing Arguments Chapter 5: Analyzing Written Arguments What Is Rhetorical Analysis? Build a Rhetorical Analysis Analyze the Rhetorical Features Analyze the Rhetorical Context Write a Rhetorical Analysis STEPS TO WRITING A RHETORICAL ANALYSIS Barbara Jordan, Statement on the Articles of Impeachment Sample Student Rhetorical Analysis T. Jonathan Jackson,An Argument of Reason and Passion: Barbara Jordan's "Statement on the Articles of Impeachment" 70 Chapter 6: Analyzing Visual and Multimedia Arguments What Is a Visual Argument? What Is a Multimedia Argument? Analyze Visual Evidence Ask These Questions when you are Analyzing Charts and Graphs Build a Visual Analysis Write a Visual Analysis Sample Student Visual Analysis Chrissy Yao,"Use Only What You Need": The Denver Water Conservation Campaign PART 3 Writing Arguments Chapter 7: Putting Good Reasons into Action Find a Purpose for Writing an Argument Finding Good Reasons Get Started Writing About Complex Issues Chapter 8: Definition Arguments Understand How Definition Arguments Work Recognize Kinds of Definitions Build a Definition Argument King's Extended Definition Argument Finding Good Reasons STEPS TO WRITING A DEFINITION ARGUMENT Michael Pollan, Eat Food: Food Defined Sample Student Definition Argument Patrice Conley, Flagrant Foul: The NCAA's Definition of Student Athletes as Amateurs Chapter 9: Causal Arguments Understand How Causal Arguments Work Find Causes Build a Causal Argument STEPS TO WRITING A CAUSAL ARGUMENT Finding Good Reasons Emily Raine,Why Should I Be Nice to You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Service Sample Student Causal Argument Armadi Tansal,Modern Warfare:Video Game' Link to Real-World Violence Chapter 10: Evaluation Arguments Understand How Evaluation Arguments Work Recognize Kinds of Evaluations Build an Evaluation Argument Finding Good Reasons STEPS TO WRITING AN EVALUATION ARGUMENT P. J.O'Rourke, The End of the Affair Sample Student Evaluation Argument Rashaun Giddens, Stop Loss or "Loss of Trust" Chapter 11: Narrative Arguments Understand How Narrative Arguments Work Recognize Kinds of Narrative Arguments Build a Narrative Argument Finding Good Reasons STEPS TO WRITING A NARRATIVE ARGUMENT Leslie Marmon Silko, The Border Patrol State Chapter 12: Rebuttal Arguments Understand How Rebuttal Arguments Work Recognize Kinds of Rebuttal Arguments Build a Rebuttal Argument Finding Good Reasons STEPS TO WRITING A REBUTTAL ARGUMENT Dan Stein, Crossing the Line Gregory Rodriguez, Illegal Immigrants-They're Money Sample Student Rebuttal Argument Marta Ramos,Oversimplifying the Locavore Ethic Chapter 13: Proposal Arguments Understand How Proposal Arguments Work Recognize Components of Proposal Arguments Build a Proposal Argument STEPS TO WRITING A PROPOSAL ARGUMENT Finding Good Reasons Glenn Loury, A Nation of Jailers Sample Student Proposal Argument Kim Lee, Let's Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All PART 4 Designing and Presenting Arguments Chapter 14: Designing Multimedia Arguments Think About Which Media Will Reach Your Audience Know When to Use Visual Evidence Think About the Argument an Image Makes Design Arguments for Print Design Multimedia Arguments Chapter 15: Presenting Arguments Plan a Presentation Design Visuals for a Presentation Deliver an Effective Presentation PART 5 Researching Arguments Chapter 16: Planning Research Analyze the Research Task Find a Subject Ask a Research Question Gather Information About the Subject Draft a Working Thesis Chapter 17: Finding Sources Develop Strategies for Finding Sources Find Sources in Databases Find Sources on the Web Know the Limitations of Wikipedia Find Multimedia Sources Find Print Sources Chapter 18: Evaluating and Recording Sources Determine the Relevance of Sources Determine the Quality of Sources Evaluate Database and Print Sources Checklist for Evaluating Database and Print Sources Evaluate Web Sources Checklist for Evaluating Web Sources Keep Track of Sources Chapter 19: Writing the Research Project Review Your Goals and Plan Your Organization Avoid Plagiarism Plagiarism in College Writing Avoid Plagiarism When Quoting Sources Avoid Plagiarism When Summarizing and Paraphrasing Decide When to Quote and When to Paraphrase Write a Draft Chapter 20: 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: Online Sources MLA Works-Cited List: Other Sources Sample MLA Paper Brian Witkowski,Need a Cure for Tribe Fever? How About a Dip in the Lake? Chapter 21: Documenting Sources in APA Style Elements of APA Documentation APA In-Text Citations APA References List: Books APA References List: Periodicals APA References List: Library Database Sources APA References List: Online Sources APA References List: Other Sources PART 6 Contemporary Arguments Chapter 22: Negotiating the Environment American Environmentalism Contemporary Arguments Rachel Carson, The Obligation to Endure Edward O. Wilson, The Conservation Ethic Sidebar: Aldo Leopold, from The Land Ethic Chris Packham and Mark Wright, Should Pandas Be Left to Face Extinction? Wallace Stegner, A Wilderness Letter ISSUE IN FOCUS: SUSTAINABILITY High Moon, We're Almost There (cartoon) Wendell E. Berry, "It All Turns on Affection": 2012 Jefferson Lecture Kentucky Appalachian Ministry, Locally Grown ... Heaven Sent Ad Jared Diamond, Will Big Business Save the Earth? Joy of Tech, Look on the Bright Side (cartoon) National Association of Scholars, Fixing Sustainability and Sustaining Liberal Education Nicolette Hahn Niman, The Carnivore's Dilemma Mark Bittman, Eating Food That's Better for You, Organic or Not David B. Resnik, Urban Sprawl, Smart Growth, and Deliberative Democracy From Reading to Writing Chapter 23: Education Education in American Society Contemporary Arguments Ralph Waldo Emerson, The American Scholar W.E.B. Dubois, The Talented Tenth Joe Heller, My Kid Went to College ... (cartoon) Garry B. Trudeau, Doonesbury: Teaching Is Dead (cartoon) Margaret Spellings, Remarks at the 2006 No Child Left Behind Summit Gerald W. Bracey, The Condition of Public Education David Horsey, Come Away from the Window! (cartoon) David Brooks, Sam Spade at Starbucks John Gatto, Against Education: How Public Education Cripples Our Kids, and Why ISSUE IN FOCUS: IS COLLEGE WORTH THE PRICE? Anthony P. Carvenale, College Is Still Worth It Richard Vedder, For Many, College Isn't Worth It Jim Borgman, College Loan Debt (cartoon) Clive Crook, A Matter of Degrees: Why College Is Not an Economic Cure-All Gregory Kristof, On the Ground with a "Gap Year" From Reading to Writing Chapter 24: Globalization: Importing and Exporting America America's Place in the World-and the World's Place in America Contemporary Arguments Todd Gitlin, Under the Sign of Mickey Mouse & Co. Aislin, Ain't Globalization Grand? (cartoon) Laura Carlsen, WalMart vs. Pyramids Thomas Friedman, Why the World Is Flat Sidebar: The 10 Great Levelers Richard Florida, The World Is Spiky Chappatte, Our Outsourced World (cartoon) Robyn Meredith and Suzanne Hoppough, Why Globalization Is Good Sadanand Dhume, Slumdog Paradox ISSUE IN FOCUS: IMMIGRATION Roy Beck, A Nation of (Too Many) Immigrants? Wiley Miller, What's the Worst That Can Happen? (cartoon) Mae M. Ngai, No Human Being Is Illegal Lance Morrow, Cowboys and Immigrants Sidebar: Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus Sidebar: Thomas Bailey Aldrich, The Unguarded Gates 000 From Reading to Writing Chapter 25: Science and Ethics The Ethics of Science and Technology Contemporary Arguments Doug Savage, At Last! (cartoon) Bill Joy, Why the Future Doesn't Need Us Ralph C. Merkle, Nanotechnology: Designs for the Future Bill Gates, A Robot in Every Home Paul Marks, Armchair Warlords and Robot Hordes Sally Satel, Organs for Sale Ron Reagan, Speech at the Democratic National Convention, July 27, 2004 Richard M. Doerflinger, Don't Clone Ron Reagan's Agenda Ed Fischer, Good News (cartoon) ISSUE IN FOCUS: IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD A BOON OR A RISK? Mark Anslow, Ten Reasons Why GM Won't Feed the World James Freeman, You're Eating Genetically Modified Food Jeffrey Smith, Another Reason for Schools to Ban Genetically Engineered Foods James E. McWilliams, The Green Monster: Could Frankenfoods Be Good for the Environment? Ben Burkett, Green Revolution a Failure in Africa Gregory Jaffe, Lessen the Fear of Genetically Engineered Crops From Reading to Writing Chapter 26: Privacy New Challenges to Personal Privacy Contemporary Arguments Adam Penenberg, The Surveillance Society Mike Luckovich, I'm Glad Facebook's Taking Privacy Issues Seriously (cartoon) Robert X. Cringely, Facebook Puts Your Privacy on Parade Jonathan Locker, OnStar: Big Brother's Eye in the Sky Dahlia Lithwick, Teens, Nude Photos and the Law Jay Stanley, ACLU Opposes Body Cavity Searches for Airline Passengers Adam Cohen, A Casualty of the Technology Revolution: "Locational Privacy" ISSUE IN FOCUS: BIOMETRICS: MEASURING THE BODY FOR IDENTITY Steven C. Bennett, Privacy Implications of Biometrics Paul Saffo, A Trail of DNA and Data FBI, Using Technology to Catch Criminals Sidebar: Voice Verification for Transactions Ben Goldacre, Now for ID Cards-and the Biometric Blues From Reading to Writing Chapter 27: Regulating Substances, Regulating Bodies Private Bodies, Public Controls Contemporary Arguments Joe Klein, Why Legalizing Marijuana Makes Sense Bernadine Healy, Legalize Marijuana? Obama Was Right to Say No Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids Terrence Rafferty, Kate Winslet, Please Save Us! Rebecca Traister, "Real Beauty"-Or Really Smart Marketing? Consumer Freedom, Obesity Ads David Edelstein, Up in Smoke: Give Movies with Tobacco an Automatic 'R' Tony Newman, Criminalizing Smoking Is Not the Answer: Bans on Cloves and Outdoor Smoking Will Backfire! New York State Department of Health, "Skip" Legault Antismoking Ad Garry Trudeau, Doonesbury: The Sin Lobby Gins Up for Another Year (cartoon) Jordan Rubin, Beware of Saturday Morning Cartoons Jeffrey Friedman, The Real Cause of Obesity Consumer Freedom, The Nanny Ad New York City Department of Health, Are You Pouring on the Pounds? Ad Patrick Johnson, Obesity: Epidemic or Myth? ISSUE IN FOCUS: DRINKING ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES Jeff Keacher, Accomplishments As ... (cartoon) John McCardell, A Drinking Age of 21 Doesn't Work Morris E. Chafetz, The 21-Year-Old Drinking Age: I Voted for It; It Doesn't Work Toben F. Nelson, Traci L. Toomey, and co-authors, The Drinking Age of 21 Saves Lives James Hibberd, Barhopping with the Bud Girls Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Last Round with My Buddies Ad Sidebar: Some Signs that Substance Use Is a Problem From Reading to Writing Chapter 28: New Media Personal Space in Cyberspace Contemporary Arguments Andrew Keen, Is Google's Data Grinder Dangerous? Sidebar: John Perry Barlow, A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace John Seigenthaler, A False Wikipedia "Biography" Walt Handelsman, Information Superhighway (cartoon) Michael Gerson, Where the Avatars Roam Daniel Okrent, The Death of Print? David Fitzsimmons, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (cartoon) David Carr, Why Twitter Will Endure Neil Richards, The Perils of Social Reading ISSUE IN FOCUS: ARE VIDEOGAMES GOOD FOR YOU? John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade, How the Gamer Revolution Is Reshaping Business Forever (excerpt) James Paul Gee, Games, Not Schools, Are Teaching Kids to Think Kevin Moss, The Enemy of My Irony Is My Friend Clay Shirky, Gin, Television, and Social Surplus-A Speech, April 26, 2008 From Reading to Writing PART 7 Handbook 1 Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices 2 Subject-Verb Agreement 3 Verbs 4 Pronouns 5 Shifts 6 Modifiers 7 Grammar for Multilingual Writers 8 Commas 9 Semicolons and Colons 10 Dashes and Parentheses 11 Apostrophes 12 Quotation Marks 13 Other Punctuation Marks 14 Capitalization, Italics, Abbreviations, Numbers Glossary of Grammatical Terms and Usage Glossary Credits Index for Handbook Index Revision Guide

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