The Bedford Handbook
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INSTRUCTOR'S NOTES: Instructor's Notes
Everything's an Argument
Articles for Discussion/Additional Research
- “What’s Wrong with Vocational School?” by Charles Murray, eaa 8
- "Has Rap Lost Its Soul?" by Latisha Chisholm, eaa 16-17
- "Reading in a Whole New Way" by Kevin Kelly, eaa 15-16
- "An Animal's Place" by Michael Pollan, eaa 35-36
- "Here Comes the Groom" by Andrew Sullivan, eaa 47
Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation
- Documenting sources, eaa 446-464
- Bedford Bibliographer, eaa xiv
Primary Research Opportunities (eaa 402-09)
- From "Little Girls or Little Women? The Disney Princess Effect," eaa 482-89
- "Girls see cheerleaders (with increasingly sexualized routines) on TV far more than they see female basketball players or other athletes" (485).
- "Girls' shoes increasingly resemble those worn by adult women" (485).
- "Women are represented in far more diverse roles--they are lawyers, doctors, politicians. But they are always sexy" (485).
- "And reality television, which has ballooned during the past decade, is particularly sexualizing" (486).
- From "The Culture of Thin Bites Fiji," eaa 502-03
- "It's pretty clear that boys are literally learning how to hate and harm others" (503).
Types of Arguments
- Classical/Quintilian, eaa 124-127
- Introduction (Exordium)
- Background/Context (Narratio)
- Thesis (Partitio)
- Your arguments (Confirmatio)
- The opposition's arguments and your refutation (Refutatio)
- Conclusion (Peroratio)
- IMRAD (Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion) sample: "Television, Disordered Eating, and Young Women in Fiji: Negotiating Body Image and Identity During Rapid Social Change" (505-13).
- Rogerian, eaa 6; 127-131
- Writer’s position
- Benefits to opponent
- Toulmin, eaa 131-150
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