The Goal of an Argument and Cogent Reasoning The goal of an argument, as we are using the term, is to persuade. Specifically, a good argument persuades someone into adopting a conclusion that is rational on the basis of its premises.
This week, you will recount a time when you were persuaded or had your mind changed by a good argument.
Make sure that you identify a situation in which you were convinced or had your mind changed on the basis of good evidence.
Note: An “argument” for the purposes of this class does not refer to a verbal altercation, but a collected series of statements intended to prove some conclusion.
Taken from the book “The Successful Internship“