Seventh Edition   ©2016

Everything's an Argument with 2016 MLA Update

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-08575-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-08575-9; Format: Paper Text, 568 pages

A clear guide establishes founding principles of argumentation, including classical and visual rhetoric, logic and fallacies, the syllogism, induction and deduction, Toulmin and Rogerian argument, rhetorical analysis, presentation, and style.

Readings on current events in the form of Twitter feeds, journal articles, editorials, and other genres encourage students to analyze the world around them. For instance, “Who Are You Calling Underprivileged?” by Natasha Rodriguez, and “Friending: The Changing Definition of Friendship in the Social Media Era,” by Joyce Xinran Liu, immerse students in complex arguments with real consequences.

A bold design and thought-provoking images engage students.