1. A good explanation would give reasons, or new information, about the power outage. Responses might be "because Hurricane Graham hit here yesterday," or "because the wiring is old and needs to be replaced." Any real reasons for a power outage would turn this weak explanation into a strong one.

2. In this case, the explanans have nothing to do with the explanadum. To make a good explanation, you would have to give relevant reasons as to why the CD player is not working, such as, "since my brother dropped it" or "since the batteries went dead."

Friendly Persuasion

Friendly Persuasion

To do this successfully you need to build a clear path of action by using tools if necessary. These tools would be facts, evidence and stories which you know they can relate to. Plus you always want to have their best interests at heart, in other words, you know what is good for them

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