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...l. In her article we learn about negative connotations of the argument culture and in what ways to broaden our perspective on the idea of debate. Incoming students will experience this in college and engage into debates and discussion that can result in good or bad experiences. The good news is that her article will teach them that limiting their responses to critique means not doing other kinds of critical thinking that could build on one’s ability to think outside of the box. When drawn into a debate or conflict, she teaches us not to be aggressive and that simply saying the opponent is wrong is not sufficient, but proving them wrong is. Unlike the other two articles by Carr and Twenge, Tannen’s article will provide a new perspective and new, useful knowledge on the concept of debate that students will all encounter in college and put what they learned into use.
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