In this workshop you learn the correct basic structure of an argument. And how to establish a correct context of justification between premises and the conclusion. Since one often presents several arguments in a speech, this workshop also shows you ways on how to connect meaningfully the various arguments with each other.
The simplest two schemas of argumentation are the BBB schema and the TBNS schema. The first schema consists of statement-justification-example. Whereas the second one is made of statement-benefit-damage. Both are intended for practice, but are not too differentiated.
A more complex schema of argumentation is the Toulmin schema, which combines 6 elements, namely: thesis, justification, underpinning, facts, exception, and the so-called qualifying element. It is especially suitable for complicated situations and is a useful schema for advanced users.
In addition to the schemas itself, further questions are important: How detailed must an argumentation be? Do you have to include counter arguments? Which statistics should be used in the sub-argumentation? Should one start with the strongest argument? Does argumentation work different in an one-on-one discussion compared to one in a speech in front of an audience? What is the difference between persuading and convincing? And of course many more questions of argumentation theory ...
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