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The Power to Persuade a Rhetoric and Reader for Argumentative Writing

by Sally De Witt Spurgin

  • ISBN: 9780132211857
  • ISBN10: 0132211858

The Power to Persuade a Rhetoric and Reader for Argumentative Writing

by Sally De Witt Spurgin

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 3
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publish date: 08/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9780132211857
  • ISBN10: 0132211858
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Description: (Note: Each Chapter ends with Suggestions for Writing and Further Discussion. ) 1. ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION. Readings: What So Proudly We Hailed? (student essay), Debbie Sapp. Thinking and Rethinking (student essay), Lindsay Moran. Celebrate Free Speech: Say What You Think , Ellen Goodman. 2. CREATING ARGUMENTS. Readings: Group Discussions are Beneficial , (student draft). Pay Equity Is Unfair to Women , Linda Chavez. 3. DEVELOPING ARGUMENTS: DEFINING TERMS. Readings: If It Isn't Censorship, What Is It? , Linda Waddle. "What Lasts" , (student essay) Amy Taylor Haun. Born to be Mild , Paul Rudnick. 4. DEVELOPING ARGUMENTS: FINDING AND EVALUATING EVIDENCE. Readings: Reports, Inferences, Judgments , S. I. Hayakawa. The Problems with Television News (student essay), Dequa Thompson. 5. TESTING ARGUMENTS: INDUCTIVE REASONING. Readings: Is Business Bluffing Ethical? , Albert Z. Carr. Why I Want a Wife , Judy Brady. Concealed Weapons Can Save Lives , Suzanna Gratia. 6. TESTING ARGUMENTS: DEDUCTIVE REASONING. Readings: "Should We Abolish the Presidency?" , Barbara Tuchman. We'll Never Conquer Space , Arthur C. Clarke. A Few Kind Words for Affirmative Action , Hosea L. Martin. 7. TESTING ARGUMENTS: FALLACIES. Readings: The Checkers Speech , Richard M. Nixon. Lies, Fallacies, and Santa Claus (student essay), T. J. Stone. The Language of Advertising Claims , Jeffrey Schrank.Advertisements for Analysis. Love Is a Fallacy , Max Shulman. 8. REVISING ARGUMENTS: COMPLETENESS AND COHERENCE. Readings: Conformity and Nonconformity: The Prices Paid for Each (rough draft). Nonconformity: The Price and the Payoff (student essay), Kathy Taylor. 9. REVISING ARGUMENTS: THE POWER OF STYLE. Readings: War and Reason, William James. Sculptures in Snow , Lewis Lapham. 10. READINGS FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION. Voting. Let's Not Get Out the Vote , Robert E. Coulson. For Compulsory Voting , Alan Wertheimer. Throw the Rascals Out , Meg Greenfield. Censorship. Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship , Irving Kristol. Defending Intellectual Freedom , Eli M. Oboler. Censorship and Its Aftermath , Nadine Gordimer. AIDS Testing. We Need Routine Testing for AIDS , William J. Bennett. AIDS: The Legal Epidemic , Arthur S. Leonard. How Not to Control the AIDS Epidemic , Mathilde Krim. Christianity. Why I Am an Agnostic , Clarence Darrow. What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ? , C. S. Lewis. Women's Roles. The Case for Equality , Caroline Bird. Paid Homemaking: An Idea in Search of a Policy , William J. Byron. Minorities' Rights. A Call for Unity , Members of the Birmingham Clergy. Letter from Birmingham Jail , Martin Luther King, Jr. The Middle East. Sharing the Land and the Legacy , Rami Khouri. Maps of Revenge , Meron Benvenisti.Selected References.Acknowledgments.Index.
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