Argument Today, 2nd edition

  • Richard Johnson-Sheehan, 
  • Charles Paine

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Argument Today prepares you to communicate persuasively and collaboratively in academic, career and other real-life settings. Less skilled communicators attack and defend, but you'll learn how 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. In the right circumstances, argumentation will become a “habit of mind” that you can transfer to your other college courses, your career and civic life.

The 2nd Edition offers numerous enhancements and revisions to prepare you for success in today's world.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137498147

Subject: Composition

Category: Argument


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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