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Unformatted text preview: Aiesha Ahmed December 12,2006 How to Win an Argument To win an argument one must keep in mind the following factors: Is the argument worth fighting? Do you have the proper background to win the argument? Who is your opponent? And finally, do I have the proper argumentative behavior. Before getting involved in an argument, you must decide whether or not it is even worth fighting. Does the subject at hand have any interest to you, does it make a difference if you win or lose. An argument about Jackie Gleson’s weight at death, or the amount of torque output in a 1976 Ford Pinto, probably doesn’t make much difference to anyone and isn’t very interesting. Not getting involved is probably the best way to go. However if the argument will decide who gets the parking spot on 187th and Amsterdam, or whether you have a week or a month to write an essay, you may want to consider getting into the dispute. If fighting arguments is just an “ego boost” or hobby, then disregard the above....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ENGL 202D taught by Professor Crimmins,kemdavi during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.
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