1.The main ideas about the chapter are knowing what an argument is, but also distinguishing between academic arguments, and informal arguments a person might have at places such as work, relationships and social issues. This chapter also explains to us what the benefits of knowing how to argue without using biases against people. Good arguments need to be learned and also be prepared for in order to have a good argument with statistics and real life events. We also have to keep in mind that when you are trying to argue or show a presentation with another point of view, you probably won’t convince anyone, however they will at least acknowledge your point of view, as long as you sound reasoning and you have good facts.
2. I knew what an argument is, but I never knew it was way deeper than how the book defines it. For example, I didn’t know that arguments where very important to learn how to argue, especially in academics. You can benefit from learning how to argue when you want to help change law, or have a complain to make, or even for work related arguments. Not only will I learn how to argue, but maybe even change people’s view points if I know how to argue professionally.
3. There are two different types of arguments, academic arguments and informal arguments. These two types of arguments are very different. For example, academic arguments have to do with the idea of presenting a view-point that might be different from the audience. However, you’re not their to convince them to think just like you, or follow what you say, instead you use pathos, logos, and ethos. But also know that even though they might not think like you, they might change there mind in the future or even consider that you do have a valid point. There are a few qualities of a bad argument for instance, thinking that you will change people’s point of view in an instance. In reality it takes time and a lot of preparation to be able to really change people to make them believe what you want, or even have them consider your view point. Another bad example of what a bad argument looks like is shouting and using biases against someone who has a different point of view than you do. Bad arguments tend to be more related to emotions and unsupported evidence.