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Good Reasons : Researching and Writing Effective Arguments,9780205012640

Good Reasons : Researching and Writing Effective Arguments

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9780205012640

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Pub. Date:
12/27/2010
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Good Reasons is a brief, highly readable introduction to argument by two of the country's foremost rhetoricians. Good Reasons helps students read, analyze, and write various types of arguments, including visual, verbal, and written. Good Reasons is distinctive for its discussion of why people write arguments, its coverage of rhetorical analysis and visual analysis in a brief format, its close attention to reading arguments, and its thorough attention to research. This is exactly what I needed. It arrived in perfect condition very quickly. Thanks.






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Summary

Engaging and accessible to all readers, Good Reasons is a brief, highly readable introduction to argument by two of the country's foremost rhetoricians.

By stressing the rhetorical situation and audience, this argument rhetoric avoids complicated schemes and terminology in favor of providing students with the practical means to find "good reasons" to argue for the positions they take.

Good Reasons helps students read, analyze, and write various types of arguments, including visual, verbal, and written. Supporting the authors' instruction are readings by professional and student writers and over 75 visuals.

Good Reasons is distinctive for its discussion of why people write arguments, its coverage of rhetorical analysis and visual analysis in a brief format, its close attention to reading arguments, and its thorough attention to research.

Table of Contents

PART 1           Reading and Discovering Arguments

 

Chapter 1: Making an Effective Argument

    What Exactly is an Argument?

    Writing Arguments in College

    Arguments as Turns in a Conversation

            A Case Study: The Microcredit Debate

    Think About Your Credibility

 

Chapter 2: Reading Arguments

    Explore Controversies

    Read Critically

    Recognize Fallacies

    Map and Summarize Arguments

    Sample Student Summary

           

Chapter 3: Finding Arguments

    Finding Arguments in Everyday Conversations

    Find A Topic

    Explore Your Topic

    Read About Your Topic

    Find Good Reasons

    Find Evidence to Support Good Reasons

 

Chapter 4: Drafting and Revising Arguments

    State and Evaluate Your Thesis

    Think About Your Readers

    Organize Your Argument

    Write an Engaging Title and Introduction

    Write a Strong Conclusion

    Evaluate Your Draft

    Respond to the Writing of Others

    Edit and Proofread Carefully

 

PART 2           Analyzing Arguments

 

Chapter 5: Analyzing Written Arguments

    What Is Rhetorical Analysis?

    Build a Rhetorical Analysis

    Analyze the Rhetorical Features

    Analyze the Rhetorical Context

    Write a Rhetorical Analysis

    Steps to Writing a Rhetorical Analysis  

    Barbara Jordan, Statement on the Articles of Impeachment

    Sample Student Rhetorical Analysis

        T. Jonathan Jackson, An Argument of Reason and Passion: Barbara Jordan’s “Statement on the Articles of Impeachment”

 

Chapter 6: Analyzing Visual and Multimedia Arguments

    What Is a Visual Argument?

    What Is a Multimedia Argument?

    Analyze Visual Evidence

    Build a Visual Analysis

    Write a Visual Analysis

    Sample Student Visual Analysis

        Chrissy Yao, "Use Only What You Need": The Denver Water Conservation Campaign

 

PART 3           Writing Arguments

 

Chapter 7: Putting Good Reasons into Action

    Find a Purpose for Writing an Argument

    Get Started Writing About Complex Issues

 

Chapter 8: Definition Arguments

    Understand How Definition Arguments Work

    Recognize Kinds of Definitions

    Build a Definition Argument

    Steps To Writing a Definition Argument

    Michael Pollan, Eat Food: Food Defined

    Sample Student Definition Argument

            Patrice Conley, Flagrant Foul: The NCAA's Policy on Compensation for Student Athletes

 

Chapter 9: Causal Arguments

    Understand How Causal Arguments Work

    Find Causes

    Build a Causal Argument

    Steps to Writing a Causal Argument

    Emily Raine, Why Should I Be Nice to You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Service

    Sample Student Causal Argument

        Armadi Tansal, Modern Warfare: Video Games' Link to Real-World Violence

 

Chapter 10: Evaluation Arguments

    Understand How Evaluation Arguments Work

    Recognize Kinds of Evaluations

    Build an Evaluation Argument

    Steps To Writing an Evaluation Argument

    P.J. O'Rourke, The End of the Affair

    Sample Student Evaluation Argument

        Rashaun Giddens, Stop Loss or “Loss of Trust?”

 

Chapter 11: Narrative Arguments

    Understand How Narrative Arguments Work

    Recognize Kinds of Narrative Arguments

    Build a Narrative Argument

    Steps To Writing a Narrative Argument

    Leslie Marmon Silko, The Border Patrol State

 

Chapter 12: Rebuttal Arguments

    Understand How Rebuttal Arguments Work

    Recognize Kinds of Rebuttal Arguments

    Build a Rebuttal Argument

    Steps To Writing a Rebuttal Argument

    Dan Stein, Crossing the Line

    Gregory Rodriguez, Illegal Immigrants—They’re Money

    Sample Student Rebuttal Argument

        Marta Ramos, Oversimplifying the Locavore Ethic

 

Chapter 13: Proposal Arguments

    Understand How Proposal Arguments Work

    Recognize Components of Proposal Arguments

    Build a Proposal Argument

    Steps to Writing a Proposal Argument

    Glenn Loury, A Nation of Jailers

    Sample Student Proposal Argument

        Kim Lee, Let’s Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All

 

PART 4           Designing and Presenting Arguments

 

Chapter 14: Designing Multimedia Arguments

    Think About Which Media Will Reach Your Audience

    Know When to Use Visual Evidence

    Design Arguments for Print

    Design Multimedia Arguments

           

Chapter 15: Presenting Arguments

    Plan a Presentation

    Design Visuals for a Presentation

    Deliver an Effective Presentation

 

 

PART 5           Researching Arguments

 

Chapter 16: Planning Research

    Analyze the Research Task

    Find a Subject

    Ask a Research Question

    Gather Information About the Subject

    Draft a Working Thesis

           

Chapter 17: Finding Sources

    Develop Strategies for Finding Sources

    Find Sources in Databases

    Find Sources on the Web

    Find Multimedia Sources

    Find Print Sources

           

Chapter 18: Evaluating and Recording Sources

    Determine the Relevance of Sources

    Determine the Quality of Sources

    Evaluate Database and Print Sources

    Evaluate Web Sources

    Keep Track of Sources

           

Chapter 19: Writing the Research Project

    Review Your Goals and Plan Your Organization

    Avoid Plagiarism

    Avoid Plagiarism When Quoting Sources

    Avoid Plagiarism When Summarizing and Paraphrasing

    Decide When to Quote and When to Paraphrase

    Write a Draft

           

Chapter 20: Documenting Sources in MLA Style

    Elements of MLA Documentation

    MLA In-Text Citations

    MLA Works-Cited List: Books

    MLA Works-Cited List: Periodicals

    MLA Works-Cited List: Library Database Sources

    MLA Works-Cited List: Online Sources

    MLA Works-Cited List: Other Sources

    Sample MLA Paper

        Brian Witkowski, Need a Cure for Tribe Fever? How About a Dip in the Lake?

           

Chapter 21: Documenting Sources in APA Style

    Elements of APA Documentation

    APA In-Text Citations

    APA References List: Books

    APA References List: Periodicals

    APA References List: Library Database Sources

    APA References List: Online Sources

    APA References List: Other Sources

 

Glossary

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