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 new chapter on multimedia arguments and an expanded chapter on presenting arguments explore today’s changing media landscape. These chapters address how new media such as video, wikis, blogs, and multimedia presentations have become an integral part of academic and public conversations. 

Seven new selections offer real-world arguments, such as Neil Irwin’s New York Times article, “What the Numbers Show about NFL Player Arrests,” and Virginia Postrel’s essay, “Let’s Charge Politicians for Wasting Our Time.” 

A new “Considering Format and Media” section in each chapter’s Guide to Writing offers practical advice for composing specific types of arguments in multiple media and across genres.

Newly annotated MLA and APA student essay excerpts offer helpful models of documentation. The documentation chapters have also been updated to reflect current examples of all source types.

Expanded coverage of fair use, sampling, and mash-ups, as well as more advice on evaluating online sources address the kinds of plagiarism issues that challenge students and instructors.