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Perspectives on Argument [Rental Edition]

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    9780134392882

  • ISBN10:

    0134392884

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-01-10
  • Publisher: Pearson Rental Program
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For courses in English.

 

Learn the skill of rational argument.

Perspectives on Argument teaches you strategies for critical thinking, critical reading, research, and writing that will help you participate in all types of argument. The 9th Edition extends beyond reading, visual and multimodal argument into the timely topic of online argument. Students will encounter argument at home, school and on the job. This book arms you with the tools you need to identify controversial topics, form opinions and reactions to text and pictures, and write persuasive papers that express their viewpoints. The book also follows the premise that not all arguments involve right and wrong. Students will learn skills like finding common ground, consensus, withholding opinions, negotiating, and even changing beliefs when they can no longer make a case for them.

 

Perspectives on Argument, 9th Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Author Biography

James Miller is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he teaches courses in 20th century American literature, digital rhetoric, and composition.  His scholarship focuses on issues of public memory and the formation of middle-class identity in twentieth-century America, as well as the role commodity culture plays in shaping historical consciousness. His published work has appeared in such journals as American Studies, The Journal of American Folklore, and The Public Historian. In addition to Perspectives on Argument, Professor Miller is the author of several other rhetorical studies and argument readers, among them: The Eater Reader (Pearson), Acting Out Culture (Bedford/St. Martins), and The Real World Reader (Oxford University Press).

Table of Contents

  1. A Perspective on Argument
  2. The Rhetorical Situation: Understanding Audience and Context
  3. Reading, Thinking, and Writing About issues
  4. The Essential Parts of an Argument: The Toulmin Model
  5. Types of Claims
  6. Types of Proof
  7. The Fallacies and Ethical Argument
  8. Multimodal Argument
  9. Rogerian Argument and Common Ground
  10. Review Synthesis of Argument Strategies
  11. The Research Paper: Planning, Research, and Invention
  12. The Research Paper: Using Sources, Writing, and Revising
  13. Argument and Literature
  14. Summary Charts: Synthesis of Chapters
  15. Families and Personal Relationships
  16. Modern Technology
  17. Education and Learning
  18. Race, Culture, Identity
  19. The Environment and Sustainability
  20. Privacy and Security
  21. War and Peace 

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