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Dynamic argument

Author: Robert L Lamm; Justin Everett
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., ©2007.
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Combines a process-oriented approach to writing with essays and visuals. These readings explore different perspectives on topics such as health, pop culture and the individual in society, describing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert L Lamm; Justin Everett
ISBN: 9780618475186 0618475184 9780618732029 0618732020
OCLC Number: 122962550
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Rhetoric --
1. Introduction --
Dynamics of arguments --
Sidebar : Carl Rogers and rhetoric --
Writing arguments --
Student essay : Jessica Barnett, "Childhood obesity : introducing the fat card" --
Suggestions for writing --
2. Claims --
Degrees of controversy --
Functions in writing --
Types of claims --
Student essay : Justin R. Lynch, "Horrors of terrorism" --
Suggestions for writing --
3. Support --
Evidence --
Explanations --
Student essays : Melonie Broadbent, "The ethical dilemma of stem-cell research" --
Suggestions for writing --
4. The reader's response to arguments --
Sidebar " topic, issue, and claim --
Reader response : how you read --
Questioning critically --
Sidebar : reading culturally --
Process of reading : previewing, reading, and responding --
Sidebar : guidelines for annotating a text --
Reading : John McWhorter, "Mean Street Theater : an awful image for black America" --
Working with multiple arguments --
Reading : Opio Lumumba Sokoni, "Hip-hop activism buds beautifully" --
Sidebar : understanding the universe of discourse --
Student essay : Kerri Bennett, "Taking the 'rap' for violence in music" --
Suggestions for writing --
5. Planning arguments --
Understanding the assignment --
Generating material --
Sidebar : guidelines for brainstorming --
Sidebar : guidelines for critical thinking (from Bloom's taxonomy) --
Sidebar : guidelines for discussing --
Sidebar : guidelines for focused freewriting --
Sidebar : guidelines for discovering claims --
Sidebar : guidelines for discovering evidence --
Sidebar : guidelines for discovering rhetorical context --
Organizing materials --
Sidebar : framework for an outline --
Suggestions for writing --
6. Drafting arguments --
Structure of an argument --
Sidebar : classical divisions of an argument --
Sidebar : types of claims --
The five-paragraph theme --
Tying it all together --
Sidebar : qualifiers --
Student essay : Hetal Shah, "An epidemic of cheating" --
Suggestions for writing --
7. Revising and editing arguments --
Revising an argument --
Giving and receiving advice --
Sidebar : working effectively with others --
Sidebar : should my rough draft be handwritten? --
Editing an argument --
Suggestions for writing --
8. Researching arguments --
The process of research --
Planning research : from research topic to research question --
Sidebar : following a bibliographic trail --
Sidebar : using interlibrary loan --
Conducting research --
Sidebar : it's all in the timing --
Evaluating sources --
Electronic research --
Sidebar : how many Internet sources can I use? --
Sidebar : Website reliability --
Sidebar : boolean operators --
A final word on sources : currency --
Avoiding plagiarism --
Suggestions for writing --
9. Quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing --
Quoting --
Paraphrasing --
Summarizing --
Suggestions for writing --
10. Using logic --
What is logic? --
Authority, emotion, and logic --
Deductive logic --
Sidebar : terminologies of logics --
The logical structure of an argument --
Sidebar : claim, reason, inference --
Sidebar : logic words --
Carl Rogers : conflict resolution --
Suggestions for writing --
11. Strategies and fallacies --
Humor --
Sidebar : techniques of humor --
Rhetorical questions --
Figurative language --
Sidebar : rules for writing --
Fallacies --
Suggestions for writing --
12. Arguing visually --
Elements of design --
Sidebar : typefaces --
Sidebar : artistic typefaces --
Sidebar : tips for using typestyles --
Sidebar : using color --
Understanding visual arguments --
Anthology of visual arguments --
Levels of completeness in visual arguments --
Suggestions for writing --
13. MLA documentation --
In-text citations in MLA style --
Creating a works cited list --
Sample student paper : MLA style : Faith Burns, "Mind you manners" --
14. APA documentation --
In-text citations in APA style --
Side bar : ampersands --
Preparing the references list (bibliography) --
Student essay : APA style : Charles Mueller, "The blame game of blaming games." pt. 2. Reader --
15. Health and medicine : the obesity epidemic, stem-cell research, and the psychology of success --
Issue 1 : the obesity epidemic --
Issue 2 : stem-cell research --
Issue 3 : the psychology of success --
16. The individual in society : same-sex marriage, poverty, and political correctness and freedom of speech --
Issue 1 : same-sex marriage --
Issue 2 : poverty --
Issue 3 : political correctness and freedom of speech --
17. Security : Islam and the West, immigration control, and the culture of fear --
Issue 1 : Islam and the West --
Issue 2 : immigration control --
Issue 3 : the culture of fear --
18. The future : environmental sustainability, artificial intelligence, and human longevity --
Issue 1 : environmental sustainability --
Issue 2 : artificial intelligence --
Issue 3 : human longevity --
19. Popular culture : violent entertainment, body modifications, and consumerism --
Issue 1 : violent entertainment : video games and rap music --
Issue 2 : body modification --
Issue 3 : consumerism --
20. Classic arguments --
Glossary --
Credits --
Index.
Responsibility: Robert Lamm, Justin Everett.

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