Envision : Writing and Researching Arguments

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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A concise and practical guide,Envisionteaches core skills in analysis, argument, and research, using both contemporary examples to capture reader interest and key principles from classical rhetoric. Teaches core skills in analysis, argument, and research Analysis, argument, and research General Interest

Table of Contents

Analysis and Argument
Analyzing Texts
Understanding Texts Rhetorically
Understanding Rhetoric
Analyzing Texts Rhetorically
Strategies for Analyzing Persuasive Texts
Reading: Samuel P. Huntington, "Under God"
Reading: Doug Marlette, "I Was a Tool of Satan"
Writing a Rhetorical Analysis
Student Writing: Jason Benhaim, "Tapping into the American Psyche"
Turning to Texts of Your Choice
Prewriting Checklist
Strategies of Persuasion
Analyzing Ads as Arguments
Reading: Seth Stevenson, "You and Your Shadow"
Understanding the Rhetorical Appeals
Considering Context
Using Strategies of Persuasion
Prewriting Checklist
Understanding the Canons of Rhetoric
Invention in Argument
Arrangement in Argument
Style in Argument
Crafting a Position Paper
Student Writing: Angela Rastegar, Position papers
Writing Multiple Sides of an Argument
Student Writing: Aisha Ali, Multiple Sides project (excerpt)
Synthesizing Multiple Perspectives
Reading: Nora Ephron, "The Boston Photographs"
Constructing Your Own Argument
Prewriting Checklist
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