Elements of Argument

A Text and Reader

Author: Annette T. Rottenberg,Donna Haisty Winchell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312646992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 880

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Elements of Argument combines a thorough argument text on critical thinking, reading, writing, and research with an extensive reader on both current and timeless controversial issues. It presents everything students need to analyze, research, and write arguments. Elements of Argument covers Toulmin, Aristotelian, and Rogerian models of argument and has been thoroughly updated with current selections students will want to read. It now includes additional support for academic writing, making it a truly flexible classroom resource. An electronic edition is available at half the price of the print book. Read the preface.

The Structure of Argument

Author: Annette T. Rottenberg,Donna Haisty Winchell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312453787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 554

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The Structure of Argument, comprising the text chapters of the all-time best-selling argument text and reader, Elements of Argument, offers instructors a compact guide to critical thinking, argumentation, and research, with half of the readings in the longer book.

Elements of Parliamentary Debate

A Guide to Public Argument

Author: Trischa Goodnow Knapp,Lawrence A. Galizio

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 5707

Elements of Parliamentary Debate: A Handbook is the first complete guide available to students on parliamentary debate. The brief handbook covers the basics of parliamentary debate in an easy-to-use and flexible format. Topics covered include debate preparation, resolution analysis, case construction, refutation, argumentation, and delivery and adjudication. As a text or supplement, Elements of Parliamentary Debate offers a handy reference guide to students, instructors and coaches interested in, or now practicing, parliamentary debate.

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

Author: Jerry Mander

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006231680X

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 8934

A total departure from previous writing about television, this book is the first ever to advocate that the medium is not reformable. Its problems are inherent in the technology itself and are so dangerous—to personal health and sanity, to the environment, and to democratic processes—that TV ought to be eliminated forever. Weaving personal experiences through meticulous research, the author ranges widely over aspects of television that have rarely been examined and never before joined together, allowing an entirely new, frightening image to emerge. The idea that all technologies are "neutral," benign instruments that can be used well or badly, is thrown open to profound doubt. Speaking of TV reform is, in the words of the author, "as absurd as speaking of the reform of a technology such as guns."

Practical Argument

A Text and Anthology

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312570929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 748

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From the best-selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument. No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, and Practical Argument simplifies the study of argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. In clear, concise, no-nonsense language, Practical Argument focuses on basic principles of classical argument and introduces alternative methods of argumentation. Practical Argument forgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and instead explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, illustrating them with examples that are immediately relevant to students’ lives.

Reading Like a Writer

A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Author: Francine Prose

Publisher: Union Books

ISBN: 1908526149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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DIV In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured. Written with passion, humour and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart – to take pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; to look to John le Carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue and to Flannery O’Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail; to be inspired by Emily Brontë’s structural nuance and Charles Dickens’s deceptively simple narrative techniques. Most importantly, Prose cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which all literature is crafted, and reminds us that good writing comes out of good reading. /div

What Is the Argument?

An Introduction to Philosophical Argument and Analysis

Author: Maralee Harrell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262529270

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 317

Exploring philosophy through detailed argument analyses of texts by philosophers from Plato to Strawson using a novel and transparent method of analysis.

Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka,Doug Hesse

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134150708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

View: 7194

For courses in first-year composition. The most balanced coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and other issues important to today’s readers. The Eleventh Edition of the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers , from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse, continues its emphasis on critical thinking and reading as fundamental skills, integral to quality writing and sound research practices. This handbook provides all the information that readers need – how to write papers, use and document sources, write online, write with visuals, master grammar, and use correct punctuation. Designed for easy use and speedy entry into all topics, this book welcomes readers into a conversation about becoming better writers, and makes them feel supported every step of the way. Also available with MyWritingLab™ This title is also available with MyWritingLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In addition to the full eText, activities directly from the text are available within MyWritingLab. These include written assignments, readings from the text, review exercises, and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134140176 / 9780134140179 Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0133954706 / 9780133954708 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0134172825 / 9780134172828 Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers

The Elements of Journalism

What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect

Author: Bill Kovach,Tom Rosenstiel

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 0804136785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 574

The authors outline the main principles of journalism, discussing the ethical and professional issues affecting the work of newspeople, the forces shaping the profession, and the future of journalism. 50,000 first printing.

A Rulebook for Arguments

Author: Anthony Weston

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624666558

Category: Philosophy

Page: 118

View: 3141

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

Everything's an Argument with Readings with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz,Keith Walters

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319098444

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.Pairing a best-selling argument text with a thematic reader, Everything’s an Argument with Readings teaches students to analyze the arguments that surround them every day and to create their own. The book starts with proven instructional content by composition luminaries Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz, covering five core types of arguments. Revised based on feedback from its large and devoted community of users, the seventh edition offers a new chapter on multimedia argument and more than 35 readings across perspectives and genres, from academic essays and newspaper editorials to tweets and infographics.

The World in the Twentieth Century

From Empires to Nations

Author: Daniel R. Brower,Thomas Sanders

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780136052012

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 3666

Explores major political and economic changes of the 20th century The World in the Twentieth Century, 7/e, discusses the major political and economic changes that have reshaped global relations. The central theme of the book is that the most profound transformation of the 20th century was the emergence of nation-states in place of disintegrating empires. Three main subjects help to interpret the forces of global change: the international history of the nation-states; the role of ideology in shaping political and cultural movements and social values; and the evolution of world economic relations. MySearchLab is a part of the Brower/Sanders program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, deepen students' understanding of 20th century history. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. 0205006884 / 9780205006885 The World in the Twentieth Century Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0136052010 / 9780136052012 The World in the Twentieth Century 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text.

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Bedau

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457649974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. This extraordinarily versatile text includes comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, from Aristotelian to Toulmin, to a new chapter on rhetorical analysis of pop culture texts, as well as 35 readings (including e-Pages that allow students to take advantage of working with multimodal arguments on the Web), and a casebook on the state and the individual. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.

The Elements of Legal Style

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195141627

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 268

View: 5311

A new edition of the classic in legal writing covers the basics of the field with new examples that illuminate mechanics, word choice, structure, and rhetoric.

Elements of Formal Semantics

An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Meaning in Natural Language

Author: Yoad Winter

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748677771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 1735

Introducing some of the foundational concepts, principles and techniques in the formal semantics of natural language, Elements of Formal Semantics outlines the mathematical principles that underlie linguistic meaning. Making use of a wide range of concrete English examples, the book presents the most useful tools and concepts of formal semantics in an accessible style and includes a variety of practical exercises so that readers can learn to utilise these tools effectively. For readers with an elementary background in set theory and linguistics or with an interest in mathematical modelling, this fascinating study is an ideal introduction to natural language semantics. Designed as a quick yet thorough introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of research in modern linguistics today this volume reveals the beauty and elegance of the mathematical study of meaning.

The Elements of Statistical Learning

Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction

Author: Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Jerome Friedman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387216065

Category: Mathematics

Page: 536

View: 1513

During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It should be a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book’s coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book. This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for “wide” data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates. Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.

Political Vocabularies

FDR, the Clergy Letters, and the Elements of Political Argument

Author: Mary E. Stuckey

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1628953160

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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Political Vocabularies: FDR, the Clergy Letters, and the Elements of Political Argument uses a set of letters sent to Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 by American clergymen to make a larger argument about the rhetorical processes of our national politics. At any given moment, national politics are constituted by competing political imaginaries, through which citizens understand and participate in politics. Different imaginaries locate political authority in different places, and so political authority is very much a site of dispute between differing political vocabularies. Opposing political vocabularies are grounded in opposing characterizations of the specific political moment, its central issues, and its citizens, for we cannot imagine a political community without populating it and giving it purpose. These issues and people are hierarchically ordered, which provides the imaginary with a sense of internal cohesion and which also is a central point of disputation between competing vocabularies in a specific epoch. Each vocabulary is grounded in a political tradition, read through our national myths, which authorize the visions of national identity and purpose and which contain significant deliberative aspects, for each vision of the nation impels distinct political imperatives. Such imaginaries are our political priorities in action. Taking one specific moment of political change, the author illuminates the larger processes of change, competition, and stability in national politics.