Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Resource Center for Argument, 1st Edition

  • Wadsworth
  • ISBN-10: 1111828199
  • ISBN-13: 9781111828196
  • 1 Pages | Mixed Media
  • COPYRIGHT: 2012 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Resources for Argument offers a variety of online activities for students to practice and refine their understanding of argument via interactive research and writing modules, visual arguments, classroom discussion ideas, sample student papers, and annotated articles from across the disciplines.

Features

  • Research Modules include topics such as finding primary documents, recognizing bias, conducting Internet searches, and more.

  • Writing Modules feature information on analyzing your audience, timing your argument correctly, and using statistics in your arguments.

  • Visual Arguments include guidance on using PowerPoint to build an argument; 10 images and corresponding questions to help spur discussion; and 15 news clips with argument paper writing suggestions.

  • Jumpstart Discussions include 45 ideas to help start discussions in the classroom.

  • The Sample Papers section includes 3 sample student papers.

  • Annotated Articles feature articles from the fields of health, literature, history, business, and science.

Table of Contents

1. RESEARCH MODULES.
Finding Primary Documents. Recognizing Bias. Creating Keyword Queries. Evaluating Blogs for Credibility. Conducting Boolean Searches. Use RSS Feeds for Information Trapping.
2. WRITING MODULES.
Audience Analysis. Building a Foundation for Your Argument. Timely Arguments. Practice Paraphrasing. Summarizing Opposing Viewpoints. Prewriting Techniques. Micro-history Models. Middle-Ground Models. Sample Toulmin, Regerian. Middle-Ground, and Micro-history Arguments. Toulmin Models. Claim Examples. Definition Argument Case Studies. Developing Claims for Case Studies. Historical Timelines. Using Qualifiers. Using Statistics. Avoiding Stylistic Mistakes and Designing Paragraphs.
3. VISUAL ARGUMENTS.
Reading and Creating Visual Arguments. Images. Videos.
4. JUMPSTART DISCUSSIONS.
5. ANNOTATED ARTICLES.