Thank You for Arguing Notes Essay

1221 Words5 Pages
Thank You for arguing chapter notes
Ch.2-Set your goal
1) The goal is to change your audience’s mood, mind, or willingness
2) An argument should be focused on winning over an audience rather than beating them
3) Decide what you want at the end of the argument
Ch.3-Control the Tense
1) Future tense is the best in an argument
2) A good strategy is to switch tenses in an argument depending on the situation
3) Changing the tense can sometimes result in a smaller conflict with a simpler solution
Ch.4-Soften them up
1) Logos is argument by logic, ethos is argument by character, and pathos is argument by emotion
2) Logos involves winning your audience over with facts and using your opponent’s argument to your own advantage
3) Using
…show more content…
10-Turn the volume down
1) The passive voice calms the audience and encourages passivity
2) Humor is good in combination with the passive voice during an argument.
3) The previously mentioned combination also works well to calm an audience that is starting to become angry.
Ch.11-Gain the high ground
1) When dealing with a stubborn audience, you need to appeal to their opinions before you appeal to your own
2) You will need to offer the promise that your choice or belief will get the audience what they want
3) You need to find a commonplace between you and your audience in order to begin trying to persuade the audience
Ch.12-Persuade on your terms
1) If you are given terms that don’t necessarily fit your needs, you can redefine them to fit your own needs
2) Another trick is to make your opponent’s most positive words look like negatives
3) You make your opponent’s positive words look like negatives with “definition judo”
Ch.13- Control the argument
1) When using logos in an argument, you start with something true, follow it with another truth and reach a conclusion based on truth
2) Deductive logic starts with a premise and applies it to a specific case to reach a conclusion
3) Inductive
Open Document