Explanation or Argument

LESSON SUMMARY

In this lesson, you will learn how to judge explanations, and what makes them effective or ineffective. You will also learn how to tell the difference between explanations and arguments.

You have got some explaining to do!" Everyone is in the position on occasion to either explain themselves or hear explanations from others. Sometimes, it involves a simple incident like showing up late to a movie. At other times, though, an explanation can make or break a career, or encourage a terrible decision. Explanations are often taken for granted, but, as with arguments, they can be effective or ineffective. They can get someone off the hook, or deeper into hot water. Understanding what a good explanation is, and how to differentiate it from an argument, are important critical thinking skills.

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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