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Keep These Two Writing Weapons in Your Debating Arsenal

Passion and facts alone won’t win your written argument no matter how knowledgeable you are. You have to outmaneuver your opposition. Here are two writing weapons for your debating arsenal. Writing Weapon #1: Anticipation/Refutation Imagine yourself the lawyer in a jury trial. You will present your closing arguments; then the other side will speak. Your opponent has been raising the same tired arguments for six months to support his case. You can poke holes in all of them. If you ignore them in your closing arguments and he presents them in his, you can’t jump up at that time and say, “Yes, your honor, but….” You had your chance. So, in your closing arguments, you anticipate that he will present his tired arguments and refute them: “When my opponent says […]

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