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Envision : writing and research arguments / Christine L. Alfano and Alyssa J. O'Brien.


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Alfano, Christine L.
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2nd ed. - New York : Pearson/Longman, c2008.
  • Book
  • xxii, 345 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 20 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-332) and index.
  • Note: All chapters end with "Writing Projects" assignments. PART ONE: Analysis and Argument Chapter 1: Analyzing Texts Understanding Texts Rhetorically Understanding Rhetoric Analyzing Texts Rhetorically Strategies for Analyzing Persuasive Texts Reading: Samuel P. Huntington, "Under God" Reading: Doug Marlette, "I Was a Tool of Satan" Writing a Rhetorical Analysis Student Writing: Jason Benhaim, "Tapping into the American Psyche" Turning to Texts of Your Choice Prewriting Checklist Chapter 2: Understanding Strategies of Persuasion Analyzing Ads as Arguments Reading: Seth Stevenson, "You and Your Shadow" Understanding the Rhetorical Appeals Considering Context Using Strategies of Persuasion Prewriting Checklist Chapter 3: Composing Arguments Understanding the Canons of Rhetoric Invention in Argument Arrangement in Argument Style in Argument Crafting a Position Paper Student Writing: Angela Rastegar, Position papers Writing Multiple Sides of an Argument Student Writing: Aisha Ali, Multiple Sides project (excerpt) Synthesizing Multiple Perspectives Reading: Nora Ephron, "The Boston Photographs" Constructing Your Own Argument Prewriting Checklist PART TWO: Research Arguments Chapter 4: Planning and Proposing Research Arguments Asking Research Questions Student Writing: Felicia Cote, Research log (excerpt) Generating Topics Bringing your Topic into Focus Planning your Research through Writing Student Writing: Bries Deerrose, Research freewrite Drafting a Research Proposal Student Writing: Susan Zhang, "Little Photoshop of Horrors?" Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Research Proposal (excerpts) Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Reflection Letter (excerpt) Planning Your Own Research Project Prewriting Checklist Chapter 5: Finding and Evaluating Research Sources Visualizing Research Developing Search Terms Primary and Secondary Sources Evaluating Your Sources Conducting Field Research Student Writing: Sean Bruich, Field research inquiry letter Creating a Dialogue with Your Sources Student Writing: Amanda Johnson, Dialogue of sources (excerpt) Note-Taking and Annotated Bibliographies Student Writing: Carly Geehr, Visual annotated bibliography Implementing Your Research Skills Prewriting Checklist Chapter 6: Organizing and Writing Research Arguments Organizing Your Draft in Visual Form Learning Outline Strategies Student Writing: Lee-Ming Zen, Outline: "Finding the Woman Who Never Was" Outlines with Subheads and Transitions Student Writing: Dexian Cai, Research paper outline Spotlight on Your Argument Working with Sources Drafting Your Research Argument Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Draft: "Bollywood Sing-Along" Revising Your Draft Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, "Bollywood Sing-Along" Focusing on Your Project Prewriting Checklist PART THREE: Design, Delivery, and Documentation Chapter 7: Designing Arguments Understanding Document Design and Decorum Understanding Academic Writing Conventions Student Writing: Allison Woo, "Slaying the Dragon" (excerpt) Tools of Design for Academic Audiences Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Research abstract Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Research bio Combining Visual and Verbal Design Elements Student Writing: Ashley Mullen, Newsletter Student Writing: Gene Ma and Chris Couvelier, Nonprofit Website (excerpts) Reading: Greenpeace, "What's Wrong with the Body Shop?" Designing Visual Arguments Crafting an Op-Ad Student Writing: Carrie Tsosie, "Alternative Energy for Whom?" Producing the Photo Essay Student Writing: Ye Yuan, "Looking through the Lens" Composing Websites Student Writing: Sarah Douglas, Website (excerpt) Making Multimedia Montages Student Writing: Yang Shi, Photo montage Designing Your Own Arguments Prewriting Checklist Chapter 8: Delivering Presentations Understanding the Branches of Oratory Audience, Purpose, and Persona Student Writing: Tommy Tsai, Presentation outline Transforming Research into a Presentation Student Writing: Susan Zhang, Presentation script Considering Strategies of Design Using Visuals Rhetorically Writing for Poster Sessions Student Writing: Tanja Haj-Hassan, Carlos Ortiz, and Jonathan Hwang, Research posters Writing for PowerPoint or Slide-Based Presentations Student Writing: Natalie Farrell, Tracy Hadnott, Sarah Trube, Morgan Springer, and Kavi Vyas, Presentation slides Choosing Methods of Delivery Practicing Your Presentation Documenting Your Presentation Creating Your Own Presentation Prewriting Checklist Chapter 9: Documentation and Plagiarism Rhetorical Imitation and Intellectual Property Understanding Plagiarism Student Writing: Michael Rothenberg, Research log (excerpt) Reading: Doris Kearns Goodwin, "How I Caused That Story" Understanding Documentation Style MLA Style Works Cited Lists Student Writing: Sunthar Premakumar, Works Cited and Consulted List Student Writing: Dexian Cai, Works Cited Documentation for Print and Online Sources Documentation for Visual, Audio, and Multimedia Sources Copyright and Citing Sources Student Paper in MLA Style Student Writing: Tanner Gardner, "Show Me the Money! The Globalization of the NBA" Documentation for Your Paper.
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Publisher's Summary:
A concise and practical guide, Envisionteaches core skills in analysis, argument, and research, using both contemporary examples to capture reader interest and key principles from classical rhetoric.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
O'Brien, Alyssa J.

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