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Informed Argument : Brief Edition

Informed Argument : Brief Edition - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0838457092

Cover of Informed Argument : Brief Edition 6TH 04 (ISBN 978-0838457092)
ISBN13: 978-0838457092
ISBN10: 0838457096

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2004
International: No

List price: $115.50

Informed Argument : Brief Edition - 6TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0838457092

Robert P. Yagelski and Robert Keith Miller

ISBN13: 978-0838457092
ISBN10: 0838457096

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 6TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

For those who don't want readings, the Brief Edition contains the rhetoric portion of THE INFORMED ARGUMENT, Sixth Edition and is the only brief book on the market with a full-color insert.

Benefits:

  • Introduction to the principles of argument, guidance in constructing arguments, and valuable sources to use in learning to read arguments critically as well as in formulating arguments.
  • NEW!-Running marginalia throughout the text highlight issues related to new media, cultural context and problem-solving. Many assignments allow students to conduct research using InfoTrac- College Edition. With each new copy of the book students will receive a passcode, allowing them FREE access to 10 million full-text articles from scholarly and popular periodicals.
  • A new website features four online casebooks with video clips from CNN. The casebooks expand upon the major themes of the reading section.
  • An accessible overview of the traditional elements of argument, including classical and Rogerian argument as well as the Toulmin model are included.
  • NEW!-A completely revised section now in Chapter 5, "Constructing Arguments," expands the discussion of the traditional elements of argument, while asking students to consider design and visual elements.
  • NEW!-A refocused Part IV, "Negotiating Differences," now presents controversial topics that resist a simple pro/con, win/lose stance; instead the focus shifts to analyzing and constructing argument in order to reach common ground. The book also teaches students to decide when it is appropriate to engage in arguing an issue and how to arrive at satisfactory conclusions.
  • NEW!-A new Chapter 3, "The Contexts of Argument," thoroughly details the rhetorical and historical contexts of argument, as well as the influence of cultural differences on its development.
  • NEW!-Virtually all of the 90 readings in the full version are new and include academic essays, newspaper articles and online publications on current themes such as globalization, nature of community, free enterprise, and the American national identity.
  • NEW!-A new Chapter 4, "The Media for Argument," focuses on visual and electronic media and includes a full-color section. Negotiating Differences boxes in the reading section contain assignments directing students to write about issues that resist simple pro/con formulation.
  • NEW!-The apparatus presents the context in which the original argument appeared and, in some of the Questions for Discussion, asks how that context affects the argument. Other questions invite students to think about the ways in which the medium affects the argument.
  • NEW!-"Complication" questions provide students with information that does not appear in the reading itself, but may complicate how the reader interprets that argument. Examples of this information include the background of an author, how the essay came to be published, or what historical event impelled the argument.

Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Argument. What is an Argument? Why Write Arguments?
Chapter 1: The Purposes of Argument. Arguments to Assert. Arguments to Inquire. Arguments to Dominate. Argument to Negotiate and Reconcile.
Chapter 2: Strategies for Argument. Logical Arguments. Reasoning Inductively. Reasoning Deductively. The Syllogism. The Enthymeme. Cultural Difference in Logical Arguments. The Toulmin Model of Argumentation. Understanding Claims and Warrants. Evaluating Claims and Warrants. Fallacies. Emotional Arguments. Character-Based Arguments.
Chapter 3: 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.
Chapter 4: 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 Discussion Forums. Radio and Television.
Chapter 5: Constructing Arguments. Managing the Composing Process. Understanding Composing as Inquiry. Defining Your Topic. Considering Audience. Defining Your Terms. Structuring an Argument. Classical Arrangement. Rogerian Arrangement. Logical arrangements. Inductive Reasoning. Deductive Reasoning. Using the Toulmin Model. Supporting Claims and Presenting Evidence. Using Language Effectively.

Part II: Working with Sources.
Chapter 6: Doing Research. Reading Sources Critically. Previewing. Annotating. Summarizing. Synthesizing. Avoiding Plagiarism. Taking Notes. Finding Relevant Material. Getting Started. Avoiding Selective Research. Using the Internet. Finding Articles in Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers. Looking for Books. Using Other Library Resources. Conducting Interviews and Surveys.
Chapter 7: Documenting Your Sources. Putting a Source-Based Paper Together. Compiling a Preliminary Bibliography. Organizing a Research Paper. Integrating Source Material into Your Paper. Citing Sources. Footnotes and Content Notes. Parenthetical (In-Text) Documentation. MLA Author/Work Style. APA Author/Date Style. Organizing a Bibliography. Works Cited in MLA Style. References in APA Style. Preparing Your Final Draft.