Argument in Composition

The lists of further reading and the annotated bibliography provide opportunities for learning more about the approaches presented in this indispensable guide.

Author: John Ramage

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ISBN: 1602351104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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ARGUMENT IN COMPOSITION provides access to a wide range of resources that bear on the teaching of writing and argument. The ideas of major theorists of classical and contemporary rhetoric and argument-from Aristotle to Burke, Toulmin, and Perelman-are explained and elaborated, especially as they inform pedagogies of argumentation and composition. John Ramage, Micheal Callaway, Jennifer Clary-Lemon, and Zachary Waggoner present methods of teaching informal fallacies and analyzing propaganda, while also providing a rationale for preferring an argument approach over other available approaches to the teaching of writing. The authors also identify the role of argument in pedagogies that are not overtly called argument, including pedagogies that foreground feminism, liberation, critical cultural studies, writing across the curriculum, genre, service learning, technology, and visual rhetoric. The lists of further reading and the annotated bibliography provide opportunities for learning more about the approaches presented in this indispensable guide. JOHN RAMAGE is Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University and the author of numerous books, including Rhetoric: A User's Guide (2005) and (with John Bean and June Johnson) Writing Arguments. MICHEAL CALLAWAY is Residential Faculty at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, where he focuses on teaching and developing curriculum for developmental writing courses. ZACHARY WAGGONER teaches courses in rhetoric, composition, videogame theory, and new teaching assistant education at Arizona State University. He is the author of My Avatar, My Self: Identity in Video Role-Playing Games (McFarland, 2009). JENNIFER CLARY-LEMON is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Winnipeg. She is co-editor, with Peter Vandenberg and Sue Hum, of Relations, Locations, Positions: Composition Theory for Writing Teachers (NCTE, 2006) and has published work in Composition Studies, American Review of Canadian Studies, and (with Maureen Daly Goggin and Duane Roen) the Handbook of Research on Writing. REFERENCE GUIDES TO RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION, Edited by Charles Bazerman

Argument in Composition

Contending with Words: Composition and Rhetoric in a Postmodern Age. Ed.
Patricia Harkin and John Schilb. New York: MLA, 1991. 105-23. Lamb, Catherine
E. “Beyond Argument in Feminist Composition.” College Composition and ...

Author: John Ramage

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602353152

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

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ARGUMENT IN COMPOSITION provides access to a wide range of resources that bear on the teaching of writing and argument. The ideas of major theorists of classical and contemporary rhetoric and argument-from Aristotle to Burke, Toulmin, and Perelman-are explained and elaborated, especially as they inform pedagogies of argumentation and composition.

Teaching the Argument in Writing

Focuses on how to teach, analyze, and assess arguments.

Author: Richard Fulkerson

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39015055464104

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Focuses on how to teach, analyze, and assess arguments. Gives clear examples introducing terms from informal logic, naming particular fallacies, and analyzing samples of student writing to show the various approaches to argument being discussed.

Teaching Argument in the Composition Course

This ancillary offers a range of perspectives, from Aristotle to the present day, on argument and on teaching argument.

Author: Timothy Barnett

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 0312391617

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 469

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This ancillary offers a range of perspectives, from Aristotle to the present day, on argument and on teaching argument. The 28 readings — many of them classic works in the field present essential insights and practical information for instructors using any of Bedford/St. Martin’s argument texts and readers.

Keywords in Composition Studies

Lassner ' s concerns fit within a body of feminist composition theory that critiques
the agonistic , monologic nature of argument , either traditional or Rogerian . In
1978 , Sheila Ortiz Taylor contended that , given the inherent “ politeness ” of ...

Author: Paul Heilker

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UCSC:32106015913707

Category: Education

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Keywords in Composition Studies is the first systematic inquiry into the vocabulary of writing teachers and theorists. In brief yet heavily researched essays, contributors explore the development of and interconnections among fifty-five of the most consequential words in the field. It is with these critical terms that the contemporary field of composition has been composed, and in this sense, Keywords in Composition Studies is an introduction to the principal ideas and ideals of compositionists. Yet this book is neither a dictionary nor an encyclopedia; it does not attempt to capture the established knowledge of a unified discipline through its vocabulary but rather explores the multiple layers of meaning inhabiting the words writing teachers and theorists have depended and continue to depend on most. Each essay begins with the assumption that its central term is important precisely because its meaning is open, overdetermined. The purpose of each essay is to foreground a range of meaning signified by its central term rather than to pinpoint a meaning. In this sense, Keywords in Composition Studies is a practical model for reading the texts of an expanding and unsettled field.

Enriched Composition and Inference in the Argument Structure of Chinese

The first argument in (45), Thing2, is arguably an Actor on the action tier Within
Jackendoff s (1990) linking theory, it must be linked to the Subject in the syntax (
cf. also Croft 1998). Thus it is only this argument in (45) that has a fixed syntactic
 ...

Author: Ren Zhang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135876425

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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As with many other languages, Mandarin Chinese exhibits a rich variety of ways in expressing the arguments of the predicator in a sentence. Unlike other languages, such variation is typically devoid of any formal marking. Previous attempts in explaining such phenomena usually focus on the syntax as an explanatory tool. This book argues that a large majority of such argument structure phenomena are better accounted for by recourse to enriched representations in lexical semantics. Drawing insights from conceptual semantics, cognitive semantics, Generative Lexicon, construction grammar and formal syntax, this book constitutes the first attempt at a comprehensive account of lexical semantic issues in Mandarin Chinese.

The Argument Handbook

The Argument Handbook is a classroom text for first-year composition that is designed to help students understand complex rhetorical situations and navigate the process of transforming private thoughts into persuasive, public writing.

Author: K. J. Peters

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770486928

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 450

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The Argument Handbook is a classroom text for first-year composition that is designed to help students understand complex rhetorical situations and navigate the process of transforming private thoughts into persuasive, public writing. The book is organized around three key lenses of argumentation that help students focus on the practical challenges of persuasive writing: invention, audience, and authority. Its modular organization makes it easier for students to find what they need and easier for instructors to assign the content that fits their course.

Research in Composition and Rhetoric

A more specific proposal is found in “ From Conversation to Composition ” ( in
press ) . Here it is ... Graves ( 1975 ) concluded with an argument like that of
Moffett : that the development of writing * in children is so various as to render
otiose the ...

Author: Michael G. Moran

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015009080782

Category: Reference

Page: 506

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This anthology focuses on the writing process itself and on fundamentals of compositional theory. Essays explore the psychology of composition, research on writing anxiety, the relationship of literary theory to composition, and reading theory as it relates to the composing process. The historical development of research methodologies in the field is examined, with particular emphasis on evaluation methods and construction of effective writing sequences and assignments. With recent educational trends toward basic writing, even teachers of the most advanced composition classes will welcome the contributions on sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, paragraphs, and volcabulary development. The essays that place composition within larger intellectual traditions will be particularly valuable to scholars currently extending their research into other disciplines. Two appendixes on text books and evaluation are designed to help composition educators and scholars select useful, innovative texts and handbooks.

Predicate Composition

licensed by this principle in ( 55b ) and mapped onto an object function because
it is coindexed with a P - P argument . Whereas the P - A argument of a
nonreflexivized predicate in a causative construction cannot be licensed as a
direct ...

Author: Alex Alsina

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105004106444

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Understanding Rhetoric

" This text gets at this central concern in two fundamental ways.

Author: Eamon M. Cunningham

Publisher: BrownWalker Press

ISBN: 9781627347051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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Understanding Rhetoric: A Guide to Critical Reading and Argumentation is a composition textbook that outlines three essential skills – rhetoric, argument, and source-based writing – geared towards newcomers and advanced students alike. Though comprehensive in its coverage, the book’s focus is a simple one: how to move beyond a "gut reaction" while reading to an articulation of what is effective and what is not, while explicitly answering the most important question of "Why?" This text gets at this central concern in two fundamental ways. First, the text teaches composition as a cumulative process, coaching you how to question, challenge, and expand on not just the readings you hold in your hands, but also how to interrogate the internal processes of writing and thinking. The book's blend of composition methods detail the cross-point of product and process to turn reading and writing from a matter of coming up with answers to questions to learning what type of questions need to be asked in the first place. The "right" questions, the text argues, are fundamentally rhetorical in nature. Second, the content of the practice-based chapters is framed into a larger mesh of intellectual history to show how the writing and thinking you are doing today is continuous with a long history of writing instruction that goes back to the ancient world. This book provides equal representation from classical and contemporary theory with the recognition that theory cannot be fully grasped without practice, and practice cannot be fully understood without its theoretical antecedent. After all, you can’t write "outside the box" until you know where the box is and what it looks like.

Teaching Arguments

In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically.

Author: Jennifer Fletcher

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571109996

Category: Education

Page: 264

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No matter where students' lives lead after graduation, one of the most essential tools we can teach them is how to comprehend, analyze, and respond to arguments. Students need to know how writers' and speakers' choices are shaped by elements of the rhetorical situation, including audience, occasion, and purpose. In Teaching Arguments, Jennifer Fletcher provides teachers with engaging classroom activities, writing prompts, graphic organizers, and student samples to help students at all levels read, write, listen, speak, and think rhetorically. Jennifer believes that, with appropriate scaffolding and encouragement, all students can learn a rhetorical approach to argument and gain access to rigorous academic content. Teaching Arguments opens the door and helps them pay closer attention to the acts of meaning around them, to notice persuasive strategies that might not be apparent at first glance. When we analyze and develop arguments, we have to consider more than just the printed words on the page. We have to evaluate multiple perspectives; the tension between belief and doubt; the interplay of reason, character, and emotion; the dynamics of occasion, audience, and purpose; and how our own identities shape what we read and write. Rhetoric teaches us how to do these things. Teaching Arguments will help students learn to move beyond a superficial response to texts so they can analyze and craft sophisticated, persuasive arguments--a major cornerstone for being not just college-and career-ready but ready for the challenges of the world.

Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition

This reference guide surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers.

Author: Theresa Enos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136993688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

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This reference guide surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers. Drawing on the scholarship and expertise of 288 contributors, the Encyclopedia presents a long-needed overview of rhetoric and its role in contemporary education and communications, discusses rhetoric's contributions to various fields, surveys the applications of this versatile discipline to the teaching of English and language arts, and illustrates its usefulness in all kinds of discourse, argument, and exchange of ideas. 媭

Argumentation and Advocacy

Pro - life forces argument in composition courses . Fulkerson viewed Roe v .
Wade as a rejection of the also examined the metaphor of argument as “ war , ”
recommending instead that argument decision , pro - choice forces set about ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00917206R

Category: Forensics (Public speaking)

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Navigating Argument A Guidebook to Academic Writing

From your freshman composition sequence through your senior seminar course, you should plan to use the strategies taught in this book to complete a variety of writing assignments including rhetorical analyses, standard arguments, research ...

Author: Sheila Morton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312253841

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Written for Tusculum College students, this guidebook will help you to navigate the often-confusing and tangled paths of academic writing. From your freshman composition sequence through your senior seminar course, you should plan to use the strategies taught in this book to complete a variety of writing assignments including rhetorical analyses, standard arguments, research papers, annotated bibliographies, and proposals. Each chapter will walk you through the steps necessary to navigate these different writing types. Additionally, you will be introduced to the writing process, including methods of prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. This process will help you in any kind of writing you undertake.

Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Preface Reading Literature and Writing Argument springs directly from our
classroom experiences as teachers of two college composition courses : “ Writing
Argument and Persuasion ” and “ Writing about Literature . ” In teaching the
argument ...

Author: Missy James

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0130880116

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Based on the premise that literature liberates thinking, and argument disciplines it. This anthology features a critical thinking, analytical approach that readers in turn will apply to their own thought and writing processes. It introduces and explains the tools of argument, and presents reading selections centered on four enduring themes-- Individuality and Community, Nature and Place, Family and Identity, and Power and Responsibility. For those interested in literature, composition, and argumentative writing.

Post Truth Rhetoric and Composition

The book frames “post-truth” within rhetorical theory, referring to the classic triad of logos, ethos, and pathos. McComiskey shows that it is the loss of grounding in logos that exposes us to the dangers of post-truth.

Author: Bruce Mccomiskey

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607327455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 56

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Post-Truth Rhetoric and Composition is a timely exploration of the increasingly widespread and disturbing effect of “post-truth” on public discourse in the United States. Bruce McComiskey analyzes the instances of bullshit, fake news, feigned ethos, hyperbole, and other forms of post-truth rhetoric employed in recent political discourse. The book frames “post-truth” within rhetorical theory, referring to the classic triad of logos, ethos, and pathos. McComiskey shows that it is the loss of grounding in logos that exposes us to the dangers of post-truth. As logos is the realm of fact, logic, truth, and valid reasoning, Western society faces increased risks—including violence, unchecked libel, and tainted elections—when the value of reason is diminished and audiences allow themselves to be swayed by pathos and ethos. Evaluations of truth are deferred or avoided, and mendacity convincingly masquerades as a valid form of argument. In a post-truth world, where neither truth nor falsehood has reliable meaning, language becomes purely strategic, without reference to anything other than itself. This scenario has serious consequences not only for our public discourse but also for the study of composition.

Market Matters

This volume, a collection of 11 scholarly essays, begins to fill this gap by asserting a theoretical and practical stance based on free-market mechanisms and behaviors.

Author: Locke Carter

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: UOM:39015060877696

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Much of the theory underlying technical communication, rhetoric, composition, and college English in general comes from a decidedly socialist/Marxist perspective, ones that espouses strong anti-Capitalist, anti-competitive statements. While members of the academy have learned much about cultural artifacts and practices from these methodologies and critiques, they are also disenfranchised from the larger world-view - free-market, competitive, and capitalistic. This volume, a collection of 11 scholarly essays, begins to fill this gap by asserting a theoretical and practical stance based on free-market mechanisms and behaviors. Through a variety of approaches - from broad argument to specific examples of market behaviors, from historical criticism to case studies - this collection makes the case that, despite fears expressed by numerous critics of capitalism, technical communication and rhetoric and composition retain all their force, rationale, and value when expressed in free-market terms. Specifically, the collection argues that writing disciplines have market value and that Marxist approaches to the fields are not capable of promoting this value. It follows, then, that participants in these fields need to begin viewing themselves as market-players instead of reactionaries. A second general argument is that markets are inherently rhetorical, meaning that they create information, are subject to socially constructed trends, persuade and communicate values and ideas. In other words, the market is a natural and logical domain for rhetorical study and participation. Finally, a third argument is that certain activities, distance education foremost among them, create value for these academic fields. If we see our fields as having market value, we do not need to view distance education as a threat to writing disciplines, but rather an opportunity for growth and development. Locke Carter, the editor and lead essayist, holds not only a PhD in Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin, but also an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.