CRT 205 week 6 DQ1 Alternate Answer

CRT 205 week 6 DQ1 Alternate Answer - The salesman was...

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CRT 205 Week 6 DQ 1 Alternate Answer View the Vacuum Sales digital story located on the Materials tab of 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. In the story we listened to, a vacuum salesman knocked on the door of someone’s house and showed how well his vacuum cleaned a big mess. He and the machine were pretty convincing. The vacuum salesman had a valid argument. The salesman states “Anyone who wants a comfortable, clean home needs this amazing vacuum cleaner. You certainly look like someone who likes having a really clean home. So, you definitely need this vacuum cleaner !” The owner of the home thought that the machine did a great job. The salesman’s argument was valid because a good vacuum cleaner is needed to have a clean home.
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Unformatted text preview: The salesman was hoping that the man would believe that because he likes a clean home he must need that vacuum. The man told the salesman that he had to think about it for a while and asked the salesman to come back later. During this time the wife of the home owner came home. He told her about the amazing vacuum cleaner and her response was “Honey, our carpets are clean and we already have a working vacuum cleaner. We don’t need a new one!” This was a sound argument because they already have a machine that can clean the house just fine. In the end the husband decided that his wife had a sound argument against buying the vacuum. He declined the purchase. When I am building an argument for an issue that is significant to me I try to create an argument that is sound. I state the facts that I believe are correct. I create a sound argument by creating something that is valid and the premise is correct....
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