Arguing 101

Today I ran a workshop for my freshmen on argumentative writing, so this seems appropriate:

Remember folks, an argument is "a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition" not "the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes."

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Thank you Mr. Lynch you just made my morning.

Remember folks, an argument is "a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition"

No it _isn't_.

Sorry, I'm just arguing in my spare time.

Will not.....get sucked....into....geek........vortex...........

Yes you will.

Will not.....get sucked....into....geek........vortex...........

That happened to me a long time ago. Allow me to illustrate:

As soon as I saw the You Tube frame, I busted out laughing because I knew right away, without having to scroll down or play the video, that it was "The Argument Sketch."