Andrea A. Lunsford
John J. Ruszkiewicz
(The University of Texas at Austin)
(Portland State University)
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Everything's an Argument: Introduction to Free Speech Sample Chapter 1
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New attention in Chapter 1 to critical reading and rhetorical listening. A new section, “Why Listen to Arguments Rhetorically and Respectfully,” teaches students how to listen openly and constructively--an essential skill at school, in the workplace, in politics, and online. Authors Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz argue passionately that we benefit from escaping our “echo chambers,” respectfully consider all viewpoints, and find common ground. Eight new model arguments by noted writers exemplify current, real-world arguments by type:
Five new student essays offer relatable examples on topics students care about, such as millennials’ love of food, choosing to be single, and breaking social media addiction. Helpful annotations point out how the student writers develop and support their arguments.
Thirty-one new selections in the readings chapters address ongoing debates, including “How Free Should Campus Speech Be?” and “How Does What We Eat Define Who We Are?” Noteworthy highlights include:
A new introduction to the instructor’s notes. Focusing on teaching argument, this new introduction to the instructor’s manual gives experienced and first-time instructors a strong pedagogical foundation. Sample syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide help for pacing all types of courses.
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