Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments, 7th edition

  • Lester Faigley, 
  • Jack Selzer

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Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments offers a practical, visually engaging introduction to argument supported by provocative readings on contemporary issues. The text avoids complicated schemes and terminology in favor of practical ways of finding "good reasons" to argue for the positions you take.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137529261

Subject: Composition

Category: Argument

Table of contents

Brief Contents

I. Reading and Discovering Arguments

  1. Making an Effective Argument
  2. Reading Arguments
  3. Finding Arguments
  4. Drafting Arguments
  5. Revising and Editing Arguments

II. Analyzing Arguments

  1. Analyzing Written Arguments
  2. Analyzing Visual and Multimedia Arguments

III. Writing Arguments

  1. Definition Arguments
  2. Causal Arguments
  3. Evaluation Arguments
  4. Narrative Arguments
  5. Rebuttal Arguments
  6. Proposal Arguments

IV. Designing and Presenting Arguments

  1. Designing Multimedia Arguments
  2. Presenting Arguments

V. Researching Arguments

  1. Planning Research
  2. Finding Sources
  3. Evaluating and Recording Sources
  4. Writing the Research Project
  5. Documenting Sources in MLA Style
  6. Documenting Sources in APA Style

VI. Contemporary Arguments

  1. Sustainability
  2. City Life
  3. Education
  4. Science and Ethics
  5. Regulating Substances, Regulating Bodies
  6. Brave New Gadgets

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