How to Win an Argument

5 simple steps

Steps 1, 2 and 3

Your evidence is known as the premise. The first aim is the prove that your opponents premises are false. With false premises they cannot conclude their argument and win. Next you need to show that their argument is not valid, meaning that their conclusion does not logically follow on from the premises. Then replace their conclusion with better one you agree with, this may also mean you have to change some of their evidence as well.


Steps 4 and 5

Now you need to provide a counter argument and show what is wrong with that argument, this could be that it is in valid or not sound, meaning it isn't valid and the premises are not true. The last step is to analysis the premises, they could be based on experience or assumption and are not true facts.

If you use all these handy tips in future arguments you will be sure to win!