This popular rhetoric/reader combines a brief, accessible introduction to argument with an anthology of provocative readings on contemporary issues. By stressing the rhetorical situation and the audience, this rhetoric avoids complicated theories in favor of providing students with the practical means to find good reasons for their positions. Supporting the authors' instruction are numerous readings by professional and student writers on contemporary issues. The anthology features over 80 selections on interesting current issues such as body image, immigration, affirmative action, and the environment. Distinctive in its emphasis on visual rhetoric, the text includes a thorough discussion of how good document design can support good reasons, as well as a unique introduction to presenting arguments on the Web.Faigley, Lester is the author of 'Good Reasons With Contemporary Arguments Reading, Designing, and Writing Effective Arguments', published 2003 under ISBN 9780321172778 and ISBN 0321172779.