Eighth Edition   ©2019

Everything's An Argument with Readings

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05626-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05626-1; Format: Paper Text, 848 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.

Five readings chapters in Part 5 illustrate contemporary arguments across the political and social spectrum.

  • Drawing from scholarly books to newspaper articles and blogs, these chapters offer a rich array of arguments in multiple genres.
  • Timely topics engage student interest, from cautions about protecting online privacy to an exploration of whether cooking certain foods can be considered cultural appropriation.
  • Helpful cross-references in the margins link the guide and the readings to reinforce important concepts.

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