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Part I: Fundamentals of Argument
Chapter 1: Preparing for an Argument
Chapter 2: Generative Arguments
Chapter 3: Persuasive Arguments
Chapter 4: Reading Critically and Analyzing Arguments
Part II: Genres of Argument
Chapter 5. “Here’s What it Is” - Definition and Description
Chapter 6. “Here are the similarities and differences.” - Comparison and Contrast
Chapter 7. “This is why that happens” - Causal Analysis
Chapter 8. “Let me show you.” - Visual Essay
Chapter 9. “Here’s how it happened.” - Narrative
Chapter 10. “Why this is good (or not)” - Review
Chapter 11. “This is better, because . . .” - Evaluation
Chapter 12. “Here’s what I believe.” - Commentary
Chapter 13. “That’s not right, because . . .” - Refutation
Chapter 14. “Let’s do it this way” - Proposal
Part III. The Research Project
Chapter 15. Writing Research Papers and Reports
Chapter 16. Doing Advanced Research
Chapter 17. Integrating Sources Using Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation
Chapter 18. Documenting Sources in MLA Style
Chapter 19. Documenting Sources in APA Style
Part IV: Style, Design, and Medium
Chapter 20. Using Plain and Persuasive Style
Chapter 21. Using Visuals and Designing Documents
Chapter 22. Making Oral Presentations
Chapter 23. Arguing in Virtual Spaces