Academic Arguments

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University of South Florida, FYC Program
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The editors of the First Year Composition textbook Rhetoric Matters: Language and Argument in Context are currently seeking article submissions for the upcoming third edition. Rhetoric Matters is the primary text for the University of South Florida's Composition II course, and this edition will be the first available in an online, ePub format. Rhetoric Matters approaches the teaching of composition from a rhetorical perspective and highlights the importance of critical thinking, seeing writing as a process, and understanding different kinds of arguments. Those interested in submitting articles should contact Jason Carabelli and Brogan Sullivan at for further details about recommended content and conventions.

A list of suggested article submission topics is as follows:

Forms of Academic Writing
Writers Emphasize Complexity
Writing is an Ongoing Conversation
Writing is a Process
What is an Argument?
Understanding Claims
Visual Rhetoric and Cultural Lenses
Writing a Rhetorical Analysis
Research as Conversation
Research as Discovery
Defining Evidence
Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Formulating a Thesis
Thesis Models
Making and Supporting Claims
Considering the Opposing Side
Considering Audience, Purpose, and Genre
Classical Argument Structure
Tracing a Logical Progression
Constructing Paragraphs
Introductions and Conclusions
Citing Your Sources
Writing Helpful Peer Reviews
Making the Most of Peer Feedback
Making the Most of Instructor Feedback
Revision is Not Editing
First, Second, and Third Drafts