So What

Author: Laura Schubert
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190297409
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: English language

So What? The Writer's Argument, Second Edition, teaches students how to write compelling arguments and explains why practicing argumentation is essential to learning and communicating with others. Practical exercises throughout each chapter reinforce this broader academic aim by focusing on the key issue of significance--helping writers answer the "So What?" question for themselves and their audiences. By showing students how their writing fits within the broader context of academic inquiry, So What?, Second Edition, encourages them to emulate and adapt the authentic academic styles, foundational organizing structures, and helpful rhetorical moves to their college classes and beyond.

So What with Readings

Author: Kurt Schick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190209135
Release Date: 2016-11-15

So What? The Writer's Argument, Second Edition, teaches students how to write compelling arguments and explains why practicing argumentation is essential to learning and communicating with others. Practical exercises throughout each chapter reinforce this broader academic aim by focusing on the key issue of significance--helping writers answer the "So What?" question for themselves and their audiences. By showing students how their writing fits within the broader context of academic inquiry, So What?, Second Edition, encourages them to emulate and adapt the authentic academic styles, foundational organizing structures, and helpful rhetorical moves to their college classes and beyond.

Developing Writers of Argument

Author: Michael W. Smith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781506394428
Release Date: 2017-12-28
Genre: Education

Better Arguments Make Better Students — and Better Citizens The ability to make effective arguments is not only necessary in students’ academic lives, it’s a transferable skill essential to students’ future success as critical thinkers and contributing members of society. But how do we engage students and ensure they understand argument writing’s fundamental components? This book shows the way, with ready-to-implement lessons that make argument writing topical and relevant. Students form arguments about subjects of interest, and then reflect on the arguments’ organization, giving them reusable structural models. Complete with guidance on applying the lessons’ techniques in a unit-wide context, Developing Writers of Argument offers a practical approach for instructing in this crucial aspect of students’ development.

Teaching Argument Writing Grades 6 12

Author: George Hillocks
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 0325013969
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Offers teaching strategies and resources to instruct sixth- through twelfth-graders on how to prepare and write strong arguments and evaluate the arguments of others, providing step-by-step guidance on arguments of fact, judgment, and policy, and including advice to help students understand how judgments get made in the real world, how to develop and support criteria for an argument, and related topics.

They Say I Say The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Author: Cathy Birkenstein
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393631678
Release Date: 2018-06-11

This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.

Oh Yeah

Author: Michael William Smith
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 032504290X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

Presents a reference guide for educators on how to teach their students the fundamentals of writing, discussing, analyzing, and presenting effective arguments, using the Common Core State Standards as guidelines.

Who Says

Author: Dean School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Deborah Holdstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190633476
Release Date: 2016-09-15

Who Says? The Writer's Research is the first, brief research guide to focus on information literacy by teaching college students not only how to do research but also why research is important.Written for today's college student, Who Says? addresses contemporary research issues head on: What does it mean to conduct research in an age when we are bombarded by collaborative information, through online media and databases like Wikipedia? Who owns this information? How do we know? Asinformation circulates and changes, do the lines between audience and author blur? And how should these changes alter our expectations as readers - and as writers?By prompting students to think critically about matters of ownership and authority, Who Says? not only shows students how to find and incorporate credible sources in their writing, but also how to synthesize their own ideas with the ideas of others, which leads them to develop more confident andcompelling voices as writers. The first two chapters of Who Says? foreground this pressing need for information literacy by engaging students with the problem of research-writing in digital environments: "What is Information?: An Introduction," and "Says Who? The Writer's Authority, The Writer's Voice," engage students inbroader global conversations about the nature of research writing, while also addressing the writer's important role in academic conversations. To reinforce these larger topics, throughout every chapter in Who Says? there are also a number of practical, hands-on activities for students to workthrough, such as "Ideas Into Practice," including visuals, charts, checklists and exercises - all of which are designed to help students improve their writing and research while in class, and then help them transfer and adapt their writing knowledge to other college courses.

The Well Crafted Argument

Author: Fred D. White
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305634121
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

THE WELL-CRAFTED ARGUMENT, 6th Edition, guides students through the process of writing effective arguments across the disciplines. The two-part structure of this rhetoric/reader includes a complete pedagogical apparatus -- with coverage of critical reading strategies as well as writing, researching, and documenting a topic -- and an anthology of readings grouped into six thematic clusters. In-depth instruction, combined with real student writings, engages students and helps them discover their own voices. The text's visual emphasis and the authors' practical skill-building approach are enhanced with a full-color format. Summaries and checklists in Part I, Connections Among the Clusters and other study aids in Part II, and writing projects throughout the text encourage students to apply what they've learned. In addition to guidance on drafting and revising arguments, the authors provide a variety of composition strategies, including freewriting, outlining, and shared reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Transforming Talk into Text Argument Writing Inquiry and Discussion Grades 6 12

Author: Thomas M. McCann
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807773314
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Education

Author Thomas McCann invites readers to rethink their approach to teaching writing by capitalizing on students’ instinctive desire to talk. Drawing on extensive classroom research, he shows teachers how to craft class discussions that build students’ skills of analysis, problem-solving, and argumentation as a means of improving student writing. McCann demonstrates how authentic discussions immerse learners in practices that become important when they write. Chapters feature portraits of teachers at work, including transcripts that reveal patterns of talk across a set of lessons. Interviews with the teachers and samples of student writing afford readers a deeper understanding of process. Students also report on how classroom discussions supported their effort to produce persuasive, argument-driven essays. Book Features: A focus on “the thinking behind the practice,” as opposed to a collection of lesson ideas. Connections to important elements from the Common Core State Standards, especially arguments writing. Examples of students at work with examples of the writing that emerges from their discussions. Portraits of skilled teachers as they promote inquiry and sequence and facilitate discussions. Appendices with problem-based scenarios, interview questions for students and teachers, samples of debatable cases in the news, and more. “In this important book, Tom McCann has given us not only the admonition to change, but the details about what effective change must be and what it looks like, evidence that it works effectively, and details about how to bring it to pass.” —From the Foreword by George Hillocks, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Department of English, University of Chicago. “For a professional book to have an impact on the field, it needs to address a perceived need. Writing arguments for Common Core performance assessments is a HUGE need right now that this book helps address.” —Carol Jago, associate director, California Reading and Literature Project, UCLA.

A Rulebook for Arguments

Author: Anthony Weston
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781624666551
Release Date: 2018-02-01
Genre: Philosophy

From academic writing to personal and public discourse, the need for good arguments and better ways of arguing is greater than ever before. This timely fifth edition of A Rulebook for Arguments sharpens an already-classic text, adding updated examples and a new chapter on public debates that provides rules for the etiquette and ethics of sound public dialogue as well as clear and sound thinking in general.

Academic Research and Writing

Author: Linda S. Bergmann
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321091841
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

This text shows that research is important beyond the classroom and is a necessary component in any career. Beginning with coverage of skills and techniques, this comprehensive text then moves into specific kinds of academic research tasks, showing the generic features and constraints of academic writing. The main issues necessary for understanding how to read and construct research projects are discussed, including plagiarism, copyright and patents, conventions used by different discourse communities, and how writers use sources in different ways.

The Rhetoric of Reason

Author: James Crosswhite
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299149544
Release Date: 1996-02-15
Genre: Education

Argues to reestablish the traditional role of rhetoric in education and discusses the importance of a student's ability to write a reasoned argument.

Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Author: Missy James
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132248840
Release Date: 2007-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

For courses in Composition and Literature, Argumentative Writing, Writing about Literature, and Introduction to Literature. Based on the premise that writing is valued only when it makes readers think, this anthology combines the content of literature and argument texts into one easy to use book. Reading Literature and Writing Argument is the result of the authors' experiences as teachers of two college composition courses: Writing Argument and Persuasion and Writing about Literature. Both courses enrich students, as both readers and writers, through their active engagement with ideas in written text. Based on their experiences in the two composition courses as their guide, the authors harnessed the courses' complementary strengths in Reading Literature and Writing Argument. The result is a book that provides students with a diverse range of reading experiences-fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama- that will immerse students in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. This book prompts students to see language as a way to create meaning in their lives and to see themselves as writers with a purpose and an audience.

How to Write a Short Persuasive Argument

Author: Kelly J. Kirkland
ISBN: 1492745901
Release Date: 2013-09-19
Genre: Forensic oratory

This is a step-by-step guide to writing a short persuasive argument. The book is directed towards students and business people who have trouble putting their arguments into a structured, coherent format. The technique it presents is also a useful way for experienced writers to turn out a brief persuasive argument under time pressure.After a very quick review of some basic principles of writing, the reader will learn how to write a topic sentence. She will then learn a simple way to write sentences that support the topic sentence. Next she will learn - cookbook style - how to put topic and supporting sentences together to form a paragraph and how to organize paragraphs into an argument. Finally, she will consider whether and how she might want to deal with arguments that the other side might make to try to undermine hers.Unfortunately, knowing how to write a short persuasive argument is almost a lost art these days. This brief guide is an easy way to pick up this important skill.

Good Arguments

Author: Richard A. Holland Jr.
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781493410897
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Religion

This brief introduction to making effective arguments helps readers to understand the basics of sound reasoning and to learn how to use it to persuade others. Practical, inexpensive, and easy-to-read, the book enables students in a wide variety of courses to improve the clarity of their writing and public speaking. It equips readers to formulate firmly grounded, clearly articulated, and logically arranged arguments, avoid fallacious thinking, and discover how to reason well. This supplemental text is especially suitable for use in Christian colleges and seminaries and includes classroom discussion questions.