Chapter Review Question 1-8
1. What did you think of when you encountered the word argument as you began to read this chapter? What do you think now? An argument was when more than one person had opposing views on the same issue. That the word argument is much broader than just a disagreement between two people.
2. Provide three examples of your own to illustrate the statement “Argument is everywhere.” One of your examples should be a visual argument.
Video game console Microsoft, Sony, or a PC gaming rig.
3. Describe traditional and consensual argument. Give two examples of each. A traditional argument is when you try to change the audience point of view and a consensual argument seems to be one where the two parties must come to an agreement.
* A movie trailer
* A couple trying to decide what time to see a movie
* Haggling over the price of a car
4. What are some of the conditions necessary for argument to work best?
* An issue
* an arguer
* Common ground
* A forum
5. What are some of the conditions that may cause argument to fail?
* Nothing to argue about
* Risky or trivial issues
* No common ground
* Standoffs or fights that result in negative outcome
6. Give two examples of an ethical argument and two examples of an unethical argument.
7. How has the role of audience changed in the world of digital argument? A good argument, to me is one in which all parties involved
8. Identify four sources of arguable issues.