Eighth Edition   ©2019

Everything's an Argument

Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University) , John J. Ruszkiewicz (The University of Texas at Austin) , Keith Walters (Portland State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05627-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05627-8; Format: Paper Text, 608 pages

A brief guide establishes key argument concepts, including fallacies of argument; appeals to pathos, ethos, and logos; Toulmin and Rogerian argument; and rhetorical analysis.

  • Part 2 focuses on five common types of argument: arguments of fact, arguments of definition, evaluations, causal arguments, and proposals.
  • Part 3 covers presentations, visual rhetoric, and multimodal arguments, to address the full range of media.
  • Part 4 guides students in research for academic arguments, including finding, evaluating, integrating, and documenting sources and avoiding plagiarism.

A wealth of provocative examples illustrates argument in the real world, from politics and economics to journalism and media.

  • Short, snappy examples, from #metoo tweets to protest posters, weave in the debates that rage around us.
  • In Part 2, two longer model essays in each chapter exemplify the type of argument.

Bright visuals and a full-color design build students’ knowledge of visual rhetoric, teaching them to recognize distinctions in genre and design