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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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