Seventh Edition   ©2016

Everything's an Argument with Readings 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: 1-319-08574-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-08574-2; Format: Paper Text, 864 pages

Fresh, engaging readings illustrate that argument is everywhere:
  • Seven new selections in the guide offer real-world arguments with student appeal, 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.” 
  • Two new chapter topics in the anthology address issues that affect students: “How Has the Internet Changed the Meaning of Privacy?” and “What’s Globalization Doing to Language?

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.

A new “Considering Format and Media” section in each chapter’s Guide to Writing offers practical advice for composing in multiple types of 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, addresses the kinds of plagiarism issues that challenge students and instructors.  
LaunchPad for Everything’s An Argument with Readings provides an interactive e-book in a fully customizable, online course space. LearningCurve adaptive quizzing lets students practice argument, grammar, and writing skills at their own pace.