Argument Today, 2nd edition

  • Richard Johnson-Sheehan, 
  • Charles Paine

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Argument Today helps you learn to listen carefully, critically analyze all sides of an issue, weigh the available evidence, figure out what you believe, and express your ideas clearly. This approach is essential as virtual workplaces, social networking, and multimodality place us in continual conversations with others.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137498147

Subject: Composition

Category: Argument

Table of contents

Brief Contents

Part 1: Fundamentals of Argument

  1. Starting an Argument
  2. Generating Arguments
  3. Persuading Others
  4. Reading and Reflecting Critically

Part 2: Genres of Argument

  1. Narrative Arguments: Arguing with Stories
  2. Comparisons: Arguing by Comparing and Contrasting
  3. Causal Analyses: Arguing about Causes and Effects
  4. Visual Arguments: Arguing by Showing and Telling
  5. Review Arguments: Arguing about Performance
  6. Commentaries: Arguing about Current Issues and Events
  7. Proposals: Arguing about the Future
  8. Research Papers and Reports: Arguing Using Research

Part 3: The Research Project

  1. Researching and Discovering
  2. Crediting, Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
  3. Using MLA Style
  4. Using APA Style

Part 4: Style, Design and Medium

  1. Editing to Strengthen Your Style
  2. Designing Arguments
  3. Presenting Your Argument
  4. Arguing in Virtual Spaces

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