Higher Education

Dynamic Argument, 2nd Edition

  • Robert Lamm Arkansas State University
  • Justin Everett University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • ISBN-10: 1111841063  |  ISBN-13: 9781111841065
  • 816 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.25

About

Overview

This cutting-edge rhetoric with readings combines a process-oriented approach to argumentative writing with captivating essays and dynamic visuals. Thoroughly tested in the authors' own classrooms, the engaging readings explore different perspectives on relevant topics such as the obesity epidemic, student loan debt, and racism, bringing to life issues students grapple with in their lives as citizens, consumers, and family members. The essays--including those written by the authors' own students--serve as motivational models for student writing. Cartoons, comic strips, and photographs complement the readings and stimulate critical thinking on a wide range of issues. The rhetoric section of DYNAMIC ARGUMENT presents thirteen chapters sequenced to lead students through the writing process. From chapter to chapter, students discover a variety of persuasive writing tools. They then learn to develop their own points of view and to use logic to support them.

Features and Benefits

  • Three chapters on planning, drafting, and revising--along with creative examples and guided practice--focus students on a variety of writing techniques. Students can revisit these chapters while working on writing assignments to reinforce their understanding of key skills.
  • Creative formatting, an abundance of illustrations, and entertaining-yet-instructive cartoons engage students and underscore important points.
  • The authors employ non-technical and user-friendly terms, and examples to present the elements of argumentation and the writing process.
  • Useful teaching aids in the rhetoric section of the text include revision and editing guides, a scoring guide, student-written essays, and writing tips--materials that teachers often have to provide as supplements to a text. The examples and guidelines help students write more effectively at the college level.
  • Compelling visuals and cooperative learning exercises address the needs of both traditional and non-traditional learners.
  • The authors' straightforward writing style and mentoring tone resembles a one-on-one conference between student and instructor, coaching the student through the writing process and the readings.

Table of Contents

Part I: RHETORIC.
1. Introduction.
2. Claims and Support.
3. Reading Arguments.
4. Researching Arguments.
5. Planning Arguments.
6. Drafting Arguments.
7. Revising and Editing Arguments.
8. Using Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism.
9. Arguing Visually.
10. Using Logic.
11. Literary Arguments.
12. MLA Documentation.
13. APA Documentation.
Part II: READER.
14. Health and Medicine.
15. The Almighty Dollar.
16. The Digital Age.
17. The Future.
18. Diversity.
19. Humor.

What's New

  • Several chapters in "Part 1: Rhetoric" have been condensed to make key information easier to access.
  • A new Chapter 11, "Literary Arguments," presents interpretation as argument and includes the vocabulary and techniques students need to argue their claims about poetry, fiction, drama, satire, and public speaking.
  • Chapter 3, "Reading and Responding to Arguments," has been revised with attention to new media topics of much interest to today's students.
  • Chapter 8, "Using Sources, Avoid Rhetoric" evolves from the previous chapter titled "Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing." The new Chapter 8 includes methods of synthesizing multiple sources.
  • Chapter 9, "Arguing Visually," has been updated to include more information about using tables, graphs, and charts, as well as advice on document design.
  • Chapter 12, "Using Logic," has been revised to make the information more accessible to students, and fresh, contemporary issues have been added.
  • Approximately 75 percent of student essays are new to this edition, focusing on new issues in "Part 2: Reader." New topics include The Cost of College, The American Dream, Cyber-bullying, Virtual Reality, Social Networking, Frankenfood, Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads, DNA Databanks, Corporate Greed, Post-racial America, and Humor (added to the "Classic Arguments" section). Approximately 60 percent of professional essays are new to this edition.
  • Many examples in "Part 1: Rhetoric" are taken from newly included articles in "Part 2: Reader."

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  • Brief Paperbound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1111841357 | ISBN-13: 9781111841355

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"It is a text that has all of the components that are needed to make students critical readers, thinkers and writers. From a text that explains the technical details to well selected examples of types of writing, DYNAMIC ARGUMENT is an all in one text for the writing classroom."

— Becky Childs, Coastal Carolina University

"I highly recommend this book. It is very well organized and clear in its objectives. It takes you step by step through the art of persuasion in a way that builds on previously learned knowledge, reinforcing each step, then, along the way."

— Ellen Johnson, Arizona State University

"Unlike many other rhetoric texts, this book presents both classic and contemporary information so students have a wide array of techniques to choose from when adapting their own style to their arguments."

— Ellen Johnson, Arizona State University

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Dynamic Argument, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1111841357 | ISBN-13: 9781111841355)

This cutting-edge rhetoric combines a practical, process-oriented approach to argumentative writing with dynamic visuals and fresh, contemporary content. Thoroughly tested in the authors' own classrooms, the essays--including those written by the authors' own students--serve as motivational models for student writing. Cartoons, comic strips, photographs, and skill-building exercises complement the book's process pedagogy to stimulate critical thinking on a wide range of issues. DYNAMIC ARGUMENT, Brief Second Edition, presents thirteen chapters sequenced to lead students through the writing process. From chapter to chapter, students discover a variety of persuasive writing tools. They then learn to develop their own points of view and to use logic to support them.

List Price = $100.95  | CengageBrain Price = $100.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.75

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133109535 | ISBN-13: 9781133109532)

Each chapter of the Instructor's Manual (IM) has a corresponding chapter in the textbook. Recurring IM contents for Part 1: Rhetoric include a Chapter Summary (main ideas), Approaches to Teaching (general suggestions for assignments), Learning Goals (chapter objectives), Key Terms (definitions), and a Guide to Practices (answers to questions and specific suggestions on teaching). For Part 2: Reader, suggestions are provided to aid in the discussion of the readings and the exploration of their issues. The IM is available for download on the instructor's companion site.

InSite™, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Argument  (ISBN-10: 1111829152 | ISBN-13: 9781111829155)

Easily create, assign, and grade writing assignments with Enhanced InSite™ for Argument. From a single, easy-to-navigate site, you and your students can manage the flow of papers online, check for originality, and conduct peer reviews. Students can access an interactive eBook handbook, private tutoring options, and resources for argument that include research and writing modules, visual arguments, sample student papers, annotated articles from the disciplines, and jumpstart discussion prompts. Enhanced InSite™ provides the tools and resources you and your students need plus the training and support you want. Learn more at http://www.cengage.com/insite.

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Resource Center for Argument, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111941165 | ISBN-13: 9781111941161)

Resources for Argument offers a variety of activities for students to practice and refine their understanding of the fundamentals of argument. This robust website features sections on Research (including information on finding primary documents, recognizing bias, conducting Internet searches and more); Writing (including information on analyzing audience, timing argument correctly, using statistics in arguments, and more); Visual Arguments (including information on using PPT to build an argument, ten images and corresponding questions to help spur discussion, and fifteen news clips with argument paper writing suggestions); Jumpstart Discussions (includes forty-five ideas to help start discussions in the classroom); Sample Papers (includes three sample student papers); and Annotated Articles (annotated articles from the fields of health, literature, history, business, and science).

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Student Supplements

Dynamic Argument, Brief  (ISBN-10: 1111841357 | ISBN-13: 9781111841355)

This cutting-edge rhetoric combines a practical, process-oriented approach to argumentative writing with dynamic visuals and fresh, contemporary content. Thoroughly tested in the authors' own classrooms, the essays--including those written by the authors' own students--serve as motivational models for your writing. Cartoons, comic strips, photographs, and skill-building exercises complement the book's process pedagogy to stimulate critical thinking on a wide range of issues. DYNAMIC ARGUMENT, Brief Second Edition, presents thirteen chapters sequenced to lead you through the writing process. From chapter to chapter, you will discover a variety of persuasive writing tools. You will then learn to develop your own points of view and to use logic to support them.

List Price = $100.95  | CengageBrain Price = $100.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.75

InSite™, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access for Argument  (ISBN-10: 1111829152 | ISBN-13: 9781111829155)

Paper due? Now what? Writing better arguments starts with Enhanced InSite™ for Argument. From a single easy-to-navigate site, you and your instructor can manage the flow of papers online, check for originality, and conduct peer reviews. You will access an interactive eBook handbook, private tutoring options, and resources for argument that include research and writing modules, visual arguments, sample student papers, annotated articles from the disciplines, and jumpstart discussion prompts. Learn more at http://www.cengage.com/insite.

List Price = $100.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $100.00

Resource Center for Argument, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111941165 | ISBN-13: 9781111941161)

Resources for Argument offers a variety of activities for you to practice and refine your understanding of the fundamentals of argument. This robust website features sections on Research (including information on finding primary documents, recognizing bias, conducting Internet searches and more); Writing (including information on analyzing your audience, timing your argument correctly, using statistics in your arguments, and more); Visual Arguments (including information on using PPT to build an argument, ten images and corresponding questions to help spur discussion, and fifteen news clips with argument paper writing suggestions); Jumpstart Discussions (includes forty-five ideas to help start discussions in the classroom); Sample Papers (includes three sample student papers); and Annotated Articles (annotated articles from the fields of health, literature, history, business, and science).

List Price = $20.00  | CengageBrain Price = $20.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Robert Lamm

As Director of English Education at Arkansas State University since 1991, Robert Lamm teaches teachers how to teach writing. Past highlights include serving as a teacher-consultant for a National Writing Project site in Oklahoma 1980-1991 and directing an NWP site in Arkansas 1992-1999. Dr. Lamm taught graduate-level English courses at Notre Dame University (summers of 2007 and 2008) as a visiting professor. Since 2003, he has directed the Summer Writing Retreat at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Education Center. Dr. Lamm currently is collaborating with colleagues in Syria and China on ESL research projects. In spring 2012, he will serve as a visiting professor at the University of Jilin, China. His doctoral dissertation (1994) at the University of Oklahoma was on methods of teaching argumentative writing.

Justin Everett

Justin Everett is Interim Director of Writing Programs at the University of the Sciences, where he oversees first-year writing, the university Writing Center, writing across the curriculum, and professional writing. He also serves as acting chair of the Professional Writing faculty. In addition to first-year writing, he teaches courses in professional writing, public relations writing, advanced argumentative writing, scientific writing, rhetoric of science, and other areas. Dr. Everett is active in the Council of Writing Program Administrators, the Philadelphia Council of Writing Program Administrators, and the Independent Writing Programs Affiliate of the CWPA. When not administering writing programs, Dr. Everett serves as co-chair of the Pulp Studies area for the Popular Culture Association.