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Inventing Arguments

Inventing Arguments - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1413033113

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ISBN13: 978-1413033113
ISBN10: 1413033113
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2009
International: No

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Inventing Arguments - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1413033113

John Mauk and John Metz

ISBN13: 978-1413033113
ISBN10: 1413033113
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Organized around common rhetorical situations that occur all around us, INVENTING ARGUMENTS, Second Edition, shows you that argument is a living process rather than a form to be modeled. Through the text's prominent focus on invention, you will learn to recognize the rhetorical elements of any argumentative situation and apply the tools of argument effectively in your own writing. The basic layers of argument are introduced in early chapters, with material arranged into increasingly sophisticated topics beginning with the most obvious or explicit layers (claims) and moving to more implied or ''hidden'' layers (values, beliefs, ideology). By the time you finish Chapter 4, you will have a thorough understanding of argument--which you can then apply not just to the invention projects in chapters 6-11 but also to your writing for other college courses and beyond.

Table of Contents

Preface.

Brief Contents.

Note to Students.

Part 1: ENTERING ARGUMENT.
1. Reading Argument.
2. Reading Appeals.
3. Reading for Hidden Layers.
4. Entering Argument.

Part 2: INVENTING ARGUMENT.
5. Inventing Arguments.
6. Arguing Definitions (What Is It?).
7. Arguing Causes (Why Did This Happen?).
8. Arguing Value (What Good Is This?).
9. Arguing Crisis (What Are We Going to Do?).
10. Arguing the Past (What Happened?).
11. Arguing the Future (What Is Going to Happen?).

Part 3: RESEARCH.
12. The Research Guide.

Part 4: ARGUMENT ANTHOLOGY.
Questions for Reading.
Politics.
Press.
Family.
Race.
Environment.
Education.
Consumption. Adbusters.
Popular Culture and the Media.

Technology.

Philosophy and Humanity.

Religion.

Credits.

Index.

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