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Tips for Effective Argumentation

I've been reading a lot more articles from columnists and pundits lately as opposed to from academics and researchers. I've also been following more mainstream media lately--CNN, FOX, MSNBC, and all points in-between. Across the spectrum, but PARTICULARLY at many partisan political websites and blogs, (Daily Kos, Townhall, Daily Beast, RedState, and others) the articles posted and the comments attached to them drive me up the wall. There are certain common strategies in making a point that should absolutely be avoided when trying to make a cogent, coherent point. Here are some of them:

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