Wk 6 DQ1 - argument that in order to have a clean home a...

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Discussion Question #1 CRT/205 Week 6 Assignment View the Vacuum Sales digital story located on your student Web site for Week Six. Of the two arguments provided in the digital story, which is valid and which is sound? When you are building an argument for an issue that is significant to you, do you think it is more important to be valid or sound? Explain your answer. Answer There are 2 arguments presented here. One in which the wife says, "We already have a vacuum that does a satisfactory cleaning job as our rugs at home are clean". ..this is a sound argument. The couple already owns their vacuum, it is paid for, and it seems to do a decent job. The other argument here is where the salesman says, "Anyone who wants a clean house needs to buy this new vacuum". This is a valid
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Unformatted text preview: argument that in order to have a clean home, a new vacuum is needed. However, since the couple knows their own vacuum is already just fine, it is not a valid enough argument for the couple to buy the new vacuum. Here, the sound statement is more effective than the valid statement in this argument. The salesman couldn't justify that the old vacuum was not sufficient, so the couple really can’t justify buying the new one. The salesman is just trying to make a sale and the wife is trying to be practical. I believe when I am building an argument for a situation of significant importance to me, I need to be sound before I can be valid....
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