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.

Let’s get started by asking the question: What is an argument?