9781259284892

Aims of Argument: Text and Reader w/ Connect Composition Essentials 3.0 Access Card

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    9781259284892

  • ISBN10:

    1259284891

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/16/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

Aims of Argument, a comprehensive text for teaching argument, recognizes that people argue with a range of purposes in mind: to inquire, to convince, to persuade, and to negotiate. It offers a clear, logical learning sequence rather than merely a collection of assignments: inquiry is the search for truth, what we call an earned opinion, which then becomes the basis of efforts to convince others to accept our earned opinions. Case-making, the essence of convincing, is then carried over into learning how to persuade, which, requires explicit attention to appeals to character, emotion, and style. Finally, the previous three aims all play roles in negotiation, which amounts to finding and defending positions capable of appealing to all sides in a dispute or controversy.

Aims of Argument with Connect Composition Essentials is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.

NOTE: Aims of Argument: A Brief Guide (ISBN 9781259188503) is available through Create.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Resources for Reading and Writing Arguments

1. Understanding Argument

2. Reading Arguments

3. Analyzing Arguments: The Toulmin Method

4. Critiquing an Argument

5. Analyzing and Using Visual Arguments

6. Writing Research-Based Arguments

7. Ethical Writing and Plagiarism

Part 2: The Aims of Argument

8. Joining the Conversation: Arguing to Inquire

9. Making Your Case: Arguing to Convince

10. Motivating Action: Arguing to Persuade

11. Resolving Conflict: Arguing to Mediate

Part 3: Readings: Issues and Arguments

12. Consumer Society: Achieving Balance

13. Global Warming: What Should Be Done?

14. The Millennials: Issues Facing Young Adults

15. Immigration Revisited: A New Look at a Permanent Issue

16. Declining Civility: Is Rudeness on the Rise?

17. Enhancing Humans: How Far Is too Far?

Appendixes

A. A Brief Guide to Editing and Proofreading

B. Fallacies--and Critical Thinking

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