Envision: Writing and Researching Arguments, MLA Update

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • 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

Note: All chapters end with "Writing Projects" assignments
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
Understanding 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
Composing Arguments
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
Research Arguments
Planning and Proposing Research Arguments
Asking Research Questions
Student Writing: Felicia Cote, Research log (excerpt)
Generating Topics
Bringing your Topic into Focus
Planning your Research through Writing
Student Writing: Bries Deerrose, Research freewrite
Drafting a Research Proposal
Student Writing: Susan Zhang, "Little Photoshop of Horrors?"
Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Research Proposal (excerpts)
Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Reflection Letter (excerpt)
Planning Your Own Research Project
Prewriting Checklist
Finding and Evaluating Research Sources
Visualizing Research
Developing Search Terms
Primary and Secondary Sources
Evaluating Your Sources
Conducting Field Research
Student Writing: Sean Bruich, Field research inquiry letter
Creating a Dialogue with Your Sources
Student Writing: Amanda Johnson, Dialogue of sources (excerpt)
Note-Taking and Annotated Bibliographies
Student Writing: Carly Geehr, Visual annotated bibliography
Implementing Your Research Skills
Prewriting Checklist
Organizing and Writing Research Arguments
Organizing Your Draft in Visual Form
Learning Outline Strategies
Student Writing: Lee-Ming Zen, Outline: "Finding the Woman Who Never Was"
Outlines with Subheads and Transitions
Student Writing: Dexian Cai, Research paper outline
Spotlight on Your Argument
Working with Sources
Drafting Your Research Argument
Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Draft: "Bollywood Sing-Along"
Revising Your Draft
Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, "Bollywood Sing-Along"
Focusing on Your Project
Prewriting Checklist
Design, Delivery, and Documentation
Designing Arguments
Understanding Document Design and Decorum
Understanding Academic Writing Conventions
Student Writing: Allison Woo, "Slaying the Dragon" (excerpt)
Tools of Design for Academic Audiences
Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Research abstract
Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Research bio
Combining Visual and Verbal Design Elements
Student Writing: Ashley Mullen, Newsletter
Student Writing: Gene Ma and Chris Couvelier, Nonprofit Website (excerpts)
Reading: Greenpeace, "What's Wrong with the Body Shop?"
Designing Visual Arguments
Crafting an Op-Ad
Student Writing: Carrie Tsosie, "Alternative Energy for Whom?"
Producing the Photo Essay
Student Writing: Ye Yuan, "Looking through the Lens"
Composing Websites
Student Writing: Sarah Douglas, Website (excerpt)
Making Multimedia Montages
Student Writing: Yang Shi, Photo montage
Designing Your Own Arguments
Prewriting Checklist
Delivering Presentations
Understanding the Branches of Oratory
Audience, Purpose, and Persona
Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Presentation outline
Transforming Research into a Presentation
Student Writing: Susan Zhang, Presentation script
Considering Strategies of Design
Using Visuals Rhetorically
Writing for Poster Sessions
Student Writing: Tanja Haj-Hassan, Carlos Ortiz, and Jonathan Hwang, Research posters
Writing for PowerPoint or Slide-Based Presentations
Student Writing: Natalie Farrell, Tracy Hadnott, Sarah Trube, Morgan Springer, and Kavi Vyas, Presentation slides
Choosing Methods of Delivery
Practicing Your Presentation
Documenting Your Presentation
Creating Your Own Presentation
Prewriting Checklist
Documentation and Plagiarism
Rhetorical Imitation and Intellectual Property
Understanding Plagiarism
Student Writing: Michael Rothenberg, Research log (excerpt)
Reading: Doris Kearns Goodwin, "How I Caused That Story"
Understanding Documentation Style
MLA Style Works Cited Lists
Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Works Cited and Consulted List
Student Writing: Dexian Cai, Works Cited
Documentation for Print and Online Sources
Documentation for Visual, Audio, and Multimedia Sources
Copyright and Citing Sources
Student Paper in MLA Style
Student Writing: Tanner Gardner, "Show Me the Money! The Globalization of the NBA"
Documentation for Your Paper
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