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Inventing Arguments, Brief, 2009 MLA Update Edition

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781439081808

ISBN10:
1439081808
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/10/2009
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Organized around common rhetorical situations that occur all around us, INVENTING ARGUMENTS, Fourth Edition, shows you that argument is a living process rather than a form to be modeled. Through the text's prominent focus on invention, you will learn to recognize the rhetorical elements of any argumentative situation and apply the tools of argument effectively in your own writing. The basic layers of argument are introduced in early chapters, with material arranged into increasingly sophisticated topics beginning with the most obvious or explicit layers (claims) and moving to more implied or "hidden" layers (values, beliefs, ideology). By the time you finish Chapter 4, you will have a thorough understanding of argument--which you can then apply not just to the invention projects in chapters 6-11 but also to your writing for other college courses and beyond.

Table of Contents

Preface
Brief Contents
Note to Students
Entering Argument
Reading Argument
Reading Appeals
Reading for Hidden Layers
Entering Argument
Inventing Argument
Inventing Arguments
Arguing Definitions (What Is It?)
Arguing Causes (Why Did This Happen?)
Arguing Value (What Good Is This?)
Arguing Crisis (What Are We Going to Do?)
Arguing the Past (What Happened?)
Arguing the Future (What Is Going to Happen?)
Research
The Research Guide
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