Read, Reason, Write 2021 MLA Update, 12th Edition
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Read, Reason, Write unites instruction in critical reading, analysis of argument, and research strategies. A rich collection of contemporary and classic readings provides both practice for these skills and new ideas and insights for readers. Read, Reason, Write shows students how reading, argumentative, research, and analytic skills are interrelated and how these skills combine to develop each student's critical-thinking ability. Read, Reason, Write supports and aligns with the Council of Writing Program Administrators Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (National Council of Teachers of English, 2014). This text's content and presentations are guided by decades of classroom experience and by research and theory in composition and rhetoric. This combination has made Read, Reason, Write a best-selling text for now twelve editions. • Teaches critical thinking, reading, and composing by taking a step-by-step approach to inquiry, analysis, and writing. • Provides instruction for beginning, drafting, completing, and then revising summaries, analyses, and arguments. • Provides instruction in both classical and contemporary rhetorical theory. • Includes guidelines and revision boxes throughout the text. • Offers thorough and easy-to-reference coverage of both Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation requirements. • Features nine student essays and presents a rich collection of readings. • Offers a brief but comprehensive introduction to reading and analyzing literature. New to This Edition • A rich collection of 80 readings, both timely and classic, provides examples of the varied uses of language and strategies for argument. Forty-six of these readings are entirely new to this edition. • A new section in Chapter 5 introduces students to the concepts of visual rhetoric and visual literacy, including Gestalt principles and the contrast, alignment, repetition, and proximity (C.A.R.P.) design model. • Chapter 6 includes additional in-depth coverage of deductive reasoning in written argument. • Updates in Chapter 13 address changes in technology for drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading a paper as well as for submitting a paper. • Readings in this edition feature compelling visuals that illustrate the topics discussed therein. • Updated MLA coverage aligns with the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. • Current issues highlight content that is relevant to students.
Chapter 2 Responding Critically to Sources
SECTION 2 THE WORLD OF ARGUMENT
Chapter 3 Understanding the Basics of Argument
Chapter 4 Writing Effective Arguments
Chapter 5 Reading, Analyzing, and Using Visuals and Statistics in Argument
Chapter 6 Learning More about Argument: Induction, Deduction, Analogy, and Logical Fallacies
SECTION 3 STUDYING SOME ARGUMENTS BY GENRE
Chapter 7 Definition Arguments
Chapter 8 Evaluation Arguments
Chapter 9 The Position Paper: Claims of Values
Chapter 10 Arguments about Cause
Chapter 11 Presenting Proposals: The Problem/Solution Argument
SECTION 4 THE RESEARCHED AND FORMALLY DOCUMENTED ARGUMENT
Chapter 12 Locating, Evaluating, and Preparing to Use Sources
Chapter 13 Writing the Researched Essay
Chapter 14 Formal Documentation: MLA Style, APA Style
SECTION 5 A COLLECTION OF READINGS
Chapter 15 The Media: Image and Reality
Chapter 16 The Internet and Social Media: Their Impact on Our Lives
Chapter 17 Marriage and Gender Issues: The Debates Continue
Chapter 18 American Education: Ongoing Issues and Concerns
Chapter 19 The Environment: How Do We Sustain It?
Chapter 20 Laws and Rights: Gun Control and Immigration Debates
Chapter 21 America: Past, Present, Future
Appendix Understanding Literature
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