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To the Point

To the Point - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0321533715

ISBN13: 978-0321533715
ISBN10: 0321533712
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $101.00

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To the Point - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321533715

Gilbert H Muller and Harvey S Wiener

ISBN13: 978-0321533715
ISBN10: 0321533712
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

''To the Point'' helps readers construct arguments by thinking about their own experiences, reading brief, current essays, and doing writing assignments. Thoughtful readings on fresh but significant topics provide invaluable models for writing arguments. Readings cover areas from cell phones to environmentalism, from human rights to love and marriage, from immigration to terrorism, along with five classic arguments from Plato, Jonathan Swift, Virginia Woolf, Rachel Carson, and Martin Luther King, Jr. A series of paired Pro/Con readings (Part 2) look at contemporary issues show that there is not always one right answer to a problem or question. Anyone interested in learning how to develop good arguments.

Table of Contents

I. AN OVERVIEW: CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTATION.

1. Reading Arguments Why Argue? The Vocabulary of Argument Justifying an Argument Aristotle and the Appeal to Reason Emotional and Ethical Appeals Toulmin Arguments Reading Visual Arguments Reading and Writing About Five Current Issues Barbara Ehrenreich, "From Stone Age to Phone Age" James Traub, "All Go Down Together" Anna Quindlen, "One Nation, Indivisible? Wanna Bet?" Maria Vargas Llosa, "Fence of Lies"

2. Writing Arguments The Writing Process First Steps Identifying Issues Limiting your Topic Knowing Your Purpose and Audience Making a Claim in Your Thesis Supporting Your Claim Organizing Your Argument Checking Your Assumptions (or Warrants) Refutation: Meeting the Opposition Avoiding Traps in Appeals and Logic Perspectives on Love and Marriage: Reading and Writing About a Critical Issue Judy Brady, "I Want a Wife" Nicholas Kristof, "Love and Race" Ann Patchett, "Kissing Cousins" Andrew Sullivan, "Let Gays Marry" Barbara Kantrowitz, "Unmarried, With Children."

3. Literary Arguments: Getting to the Point About Literature and the Arts Reading Arguments about Literature and the Arts Discovery Interpretation Evaluation Reading Literary Arguments: A Checklist Writing Arguments about Literature and the Arts Writing Literary Arguments: A Checklist A Student's Literary Argument e.e. cummings, "in just" Harry Singh, "Delights and Dangers of Childhood" [student essay] Literary Arguments for Reading and Analysis Kate Chopin, "The Story of an Hour" Daniel P. Deneau, Chopin's "The Story of an Hour" Robert E. Fleming, "Wallace Stevens' lsquo;The Snow Man' and Hemingway's lsquo;A Clean Well-Lighted Place'" Carrie O'Maley, "Dickinson's lsquo;I Started Early - Took My Dog -'" Caroline Weber, "Tabloid Princess: Review of The Diana Chronicles by Tiny Brown" Anthony Lane, "Acting Out: Review of Spider-Man 3 "

II. CONTEMPORARY DEBATES

4. Rap Culture: Is It Too Negative? Gregg Jones, "Rap Fans Desire a More Positive Product&rd

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