Why Do You Need
This New Edition?
If you re wondering why you
should buy this new edition of
Writing Arguments, here are eleven
* A new full color design visually differentiates key ideas, mak- ing reading a user-friendly experience and ensuring it is
easier for you to find important information.
+ A new Chapter 8, Analyzing Arguments Rhetorically, shows
you how to read arguments critically so you will be able to
identify and explain the strategies writers use to per-
suade their audiences.
, New Writing Assignments in Parts 1, 2, and 3 on analysis,
invention, planning, drafting, and revising include both
instruction and samples to guide you as you build your
- New readings and visual arguments on current topics such
as immigration, video games, sports, and the connection
between gender and math ability model the different argu-
ment types your instructor may assign.
. New student essays include several that are researched to
help you see how to integrate researched material into
your argument as well as how to cite and document it.
/ New Organization Plan diagrams for various types of argu-
ments show you how to introduce, develop, and conclude
your own arguments.
0 New Toulmin Analysis charts represent complicated concepts such as the Toulmin system of argument in a visual way,
helping you see the underlying conceptual structure of an
argument and make effective arguments in your course
(Ch. 4, 11 15).
1 Thoroughly revised Chapters 11 15 (Part 4) on different
types of arguments have been rewritten to improve clarity
and ease of use, removing a language of mathematic vari-
ables ( x and y ) and replacing it with simpler, clearer
2 New illustrations of research sources show you where to
find author, title, and publication information so that
you can cite and document your research correctly (Ch.
Up-to-date MLA and APA citation examples, including exam-...
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