Argument Today

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/13/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Table of Contents

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

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