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Elements of Argument was the first text based on the accessible Toulmin model — the model of argument that fits best with the methods and goals of college composition. It combines a thorough argument text on critical thinking, reading, writing, and research with an extensive reader on both current and timeless controversial issues. Elements of Argument presents everything students need to analyze, research, and write arguments.
The clearest writing and research coverage of any argument textbook has been re-invigorated to make it even more accessible. And it now has an array of provocative new topics — all to help students stake their claim in argument.
Table of Contents
- The Claim
- The Support
- The Warrant
- Guidelines for Responding Online
- Extended Definition
- Sufficient and Appropriate Data
- Reliable Authorities
- Facts or Inferences
- Factual Evidence
- Opinions: Interpretations of the Facts
- Evaluation of Factual Evidence
- Evaluation of Statistics
- Evaluation of Opinions
- When Experts Disagree
- Appeals to Needs
- Appeals to Values
- Invention Strategies
- Evaluating Possible Topics
- Writer’s Guide: Why Use Sources?
Writer’s Guide: Keeping Your Research on Track
Mapping Research: A Sample Outline
Using Sources: Primary Research
Using Sources: Secondary Research
- Selecting and Searching Databases
- Types of Databases
- Statistical Resources
- Government Publications
- Searching the Web
- Evaluating Print Sources
- Evaluating Web Sources
- Evaluating a Web Site: One Example
- Defending the Main Idea
- Refuting an Opposing View
- Finding the Middle Ground
- Presenting the Stock Issues
- Ordering Material for Emphasis
- Considering Scope and Audience
- To This Point
- Beginning the Paper
- Guidelines for Good Writing
- Charts, Graphs, Handouts