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First Paper 2nd draft - Second Draft Xu Yue Xu Margaret E....

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Second Draft Xu Yue Xu Margaret E. Haun, Ph.D. English 105 U1 1 February 2010 Using Dialogue Instead of Argument In her article, “The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue,” Deborah Tannen explores the argument. This culture has existed since the time of the ancient Greeks and still has a great influence on the modern western world. It is a legacy of the agonistic heritage, widely accepted by society and an easy way for instructors to use in the education. But according to Tannen, in fact, an adversarial approach to learning and life is destructive. It will become a drawback on the way people seeking for the truth and may be a disadvantage to society since there is not so much simply right and wrong in this world. The eager to winning the argument will limit the depth of thinking people can go into, debating is not always the best choice and the thirst for success will even changes a person’s real thought because of this culture. It time for people to use dialogue to take the place of argument. One reason the debate format is so widely used is that it is so easy to set up. In high school, it is easy for teachers to judge students’ participation from the noise and excitement of students, but the truth which a lot of teacher have not notice is that the students are not focus on the connotation of the debate and they state their idea in a really unreasonable way . They often use example with no rationality to prove they are right and opponents are totally
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