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study guide comm 322 - Argument 1 Content of what people...

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Argument 1: Content of what people say Argument 2: Process of argument “we are having an argument” people always arguing, types of interactions in which people engage It is not possible to have disputes (argu 2) without knowledgeable claim (argu 1) How to argue well list 1.”How do you define that?” -Definition start of argument not end - Definitions are connected to people 2. Be ready to offer criteria in nay argument - Criteria: standard that u apply to judge a basis of a decision ex. criteria for good student SAT 3. Leave your co arguer feeling listened to & respected (most of the time) - being able to paraphrase co arguers argument in a way they’ll find it accurate & fair 4. Always go into every argument & social encounter w/being open w/the possibility you can be wrong - Fanaticism: falling in love with a certain sentence b. As a means of Persuasion, it’s incredibly practical c. Since change is always possible d. There’s NO immaculate perception e. The quality of your school life & quality of society require practice of Golden rule 7. Practice creating & recognizing stories as arguments & arguments as stories - Stories as arguments brings us into someone’s world thru naming & id w/the elements within, most arguments 1 can id characters, scenes, & actions which argument makes us attend to (over & above other choices of these 3 elements) - Narrative occurs in a natural timeline, thus evoking form & suspense (suspense most important variables in human reaction) -Narrative doesn’t argue, it’s primitive/foundation Article Judging Rhetoric 3 types 1. Bargain, listening is the best rhetoric 2. Listening to rhetorics acknowledges how dynamic rhetoric has to be 3. Arguing for sake of victory vs. arguing seeking on coming to new reality together 8. Those who do not know there opponents don’t completely understand their own ex. Get people to move out of abstraction ask for examples 10. (Questions argue) Learn to recognize that not all questions are created equal - Succesful people ask questions, type of words used in ? will determine answer ex. How tall is that person? (assuming that person is tall) - Singular forms ex. What is the cause of ur happiness (assuming there’s 1 cause) Debates fall in 3 Catergories:
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1 . Fact: “It’s a 100 degrees outside.” Fact can’t be measured 2 . Value: “Lakers best team” not factual can be debated 3. Policy: “We should go to the movies tonight.” future actions should take place- what should be or change Stock Issues 1. Ill: show in debate there’s a problem ex. “Poor kids not getting health care in LA.” 2. Blame: Who’s responsible (gets into inherency who is the source to blame who’s inherent the problem 3. Cure: solution
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2008 for the course COMM 322 taught by Professor Majdik during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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