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Everything's an Argument (4th ed.)

About the Author

Andrea Lunsford

Currently the Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English Emerita, Claude and Louise Rosenberg Jr. Fellow, and Former Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Andrea Lunsford has designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in writing history and theory, rhetoric, literacy, and intellectual property. Before joining the Stanford faculty, she was Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing at The Ohio State University. Currently also a member of the Bread Loaf Graduate School of English faculty, Professor Lunsford earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Florida, and she completed her Ph.D. in English at...

Ruszkiewicz, Walters
Beford/St. Martin's Press
2007

Everything's an Argument's unique, student-centered approach to teaching argument has made it the best-selling brief argument text on the market.  The book's engaging, informal style shows students first how to read and analyze a wide range of argumentative texts--verbal and visual, scholarly and "real world"-- and then how to use what they learn to write their own arguments.  Andrea Lunsford, Keith Walters and John Ruszkiewicz's instruction is fresh, elegant, and jargon-free, emphasizing inclusivity (moving beyond simple pro/con positions), humor, and visual argument to make Everything's an Argument immediately accessible.  Students like this book because it helps them see and understand that a world of argument already surrounds them; instructors like it because it helps students construct their own arguments about that world.