Lesson 1 Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the arguments that are coming at you all the time.
  • Distinguish between genuine arguments and other forms of communication.
  • Appreciate why argumentation is a skill worth mastering.

Before we can learn to argue well, we first need to understand what an argument is, and how arguments are different from other types of communication.

We will of course share with you our definition of the word “argument,” but first we want to hear yours.