Good Reasons With Contemporary Arguments, Books A La Carte Edition by Lester FaigleyGood Reasons With Contemporary Arguments, Books A La Carte Edition by Lester Faigley

Good Reasons With Contemporary Arguments, Books A La Carte Edition

byLester Faigley, Jack Selzer

Loose Leaf | January 23, 2017

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A practical, visually engaging introduction to argument supported by provocative readings on contemporary issues

Nothing you learn in college will prove to be more important than the ability to create an effective argument. That’s the philosophy embodied in  Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments, 7th Edition, an argument rhetoric/reader which avoids complicated schemes and terminology in favor of providing readers with the practical ways of finding "good reasons" to argue for the positions they take. The text uses lively, nontechnical language, an attractive visual design, numerous examples, and fresh, timely readings to engage readers’ interest. The revised 7th Edition includes more than 40 new readings, along with new case studies, chapters, and projects.


Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments 7th  Edition is also available via Pearson Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.                

Lester Faigley holds the Robert Adger Law and Thos. H. Law Professorship in Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the founding director of the Division (now Department) of Rhetoric and Writing at Texas in 1993, and he later served as Director of the University Writing Center. He was the 1996 Chair of the Conference o...
Title:Good Reasons With Contemporary Arguments, Books A La Carte EditionFormat:Loose LeafDimensions:576 pages, 9.1 × 7.2 × 0.8 inPublished:January 23, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134423569

ISBN - 13:9780134423562

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Table of Contents

I. Reading and Discovering Arguments

1. Making an Effective Argument

2. Reading Arguments

3. Finding Arguments

4. Drafting Arguments

5. Revising and Editing Arguments


II. Analyzing Arguments

6. Analyzing Written Arguments

7. Analyzing Visual and Multimedia Arguments


III. Writing Arguments

8. Definition Arguments

9. Causal Arguments

10. Evaluation Arguments

11. Narrative Arguments

12. Rebuttal Arguments

13. Proposal Arguments


IV. Designing and Presenting Arguments

14. Designing Multimedia Arguments

15. Presenting Arguments


V. Researching Arguments

16. Planning Research

17. Finding Sources

18. Evaluating and Recording Sources

19. Writing the Research Project

20. Documenting Sources in MLA Style

21. Documenting Sources in APA Style


VI. Contemporary Arguments

22. Sustainability

23. City Life

24. Education

25. Science and Ethics

26. Regulating Substances, Regulating Bodies

27. Brave New Gadgets