Envision, Mla Update by Christine L. AlfanoEnvision, Mla Update by Christine L. Alfano

Envision, Mla Update

byChristine L. Alfano, Alyssa J. O'brien

Paperback | January 30, 2017

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For courses in Argument.

This version of   Envision: Writing and Researching Arguments has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)*


Explores writing, rhetoric, and research by considering the different modes of argument in contemporary culture

A concise and practical guide,  Envision: Writing and Researching Arguments,  Fifth Edition is ideal for composition courses focusing on argumentation and research-based writing. Each chapter uses interactive and engaging lessons, and focuses both on analyzing and producing words (print materials, articles, blog posts, and even tweets) as well as on writing about images and other contemporary media (cartoons, ads, photographs, films, video games, websites, and more). In this way, it teaches critical literacy about all kinds of texts.


Additionally, numerous student writing examples and professional, published readings–both with annotations–are provided to reinforce the writing lessons in each chapter and to demonstrate how students might successfully implement such strategies in their own texts. Students using  Envision  will learn how to analyze and compose arguments, design and conduct research projects, and produce persuasive visual and oral presentations.

* The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the “increasing mobility of texts,” MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.

Christine Alfano is the Associate Director of Stanford's Program in Writing and Rhetoric. She holds a BA from Brown University and PhD from Stanford and specializes in digital rhetoric, visual rhetoric, technology and pedagogy, and writing program administration. In her recent  courses, “The Rhetoric of Gaming,” "Gender and Technolog...
Title:Envision, Mla UpdateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.4 × 6.2 × 0.7 inPublished:January 30, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134679458

ISBN - 13:9780134679457

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Table of Contents


1. Analyzing Texts and Writing Thesis Statements

2. Understanding Strategies of Persuasion

3. Composing Arguments



4. Planning and Proposing Research Arguments

5. Finding and Evaluating Research Sources



6. Organizing and Writing Research Arguments

7. Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources

8. Designing Arguments