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If you want to impress your colleagues, friends, and family with remarkable argumentation skills and logical thinking, then keep reading. 

Have you ever lost an argument? Have you ever been accused of being irrational or confusing? Have you ever gotten into a debate, only to find that you have contradicted yourself twice and don’t even know what you think anymore?

Don't be discouraged if you answered yes to all three questions. The truth is that most people do.

You see, most debaters make the same mistakes - with both their argument structure and their responses. You may even make deadly logical sins...without even realizing. But now, you can stay informed with insider tips, usually only known to top debaters, which will maximize your chances of winning debates and receiving praise for your new remarkable skills. 

With examples from classical literature and advice compiled from many different sources, this book will ground you in methods that have been developed over centuries of rhetorical exercise.

By listening to Argument Structure: Secrets of the World’s Best Debaters, you will:

  • Learn how to lay down powerful premises that will keep your argument from contradicting itself
  • Discover how to never get stuck in a logical fallacy again
  • See examples of all kinds of logical fallacies so you can laugh (inside) as your opponent gets stuck in them
  • Learn how to turn logical fallacies back on your opponent
  • Master the art of analogy
  • Organize your arguments like a pro
  • Identify the difference between good and bad sources
  • Figure out the difference between deductive and inductive reasoning
  • Learn what to do when logic is not enough to convince your audience
  • Discover tips and tricks for presenting yourself in a way that will help people believe you, from voice to posture
  • Get advice on how to present yourself in a courtroom
  • Get an entire chapter on writing argumentative essays guaranteed to boost your grades and your credibility
  • And much, much more
©2018 Scott Lovell (P)2018 Scott Lovell

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A Must Read To Be A Perfect Debater.

Great book full of information you will need to make your liberal friends or family fold as their ideology falls apart. A must read for everyone who has a few dingbats in their family, or circle of friends. Scott Lovell knows his stuff!

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Excellent No-Nonsense Guide to Making Coherent written and Oral Argument

This is an excellent no-nonsense guide that is perfect for busy professionals or students who want to learn for the first time, or brush-up on the basics of logic, debate and argument. This book includes useful instruction on both written and oral argument, and explanations of common logical fallacies and tips on how to spot and avoid them.
The one downside is that it seemed like the book was read by a text-to-speech program, and it’s a bit off-putting at first. I got used to it after a few minutes and it ceased to bother me.

Overall, I found this book to be an excellent refresher for a busy lawyer like me.

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Amazing book on hard topic.

The book itself is incredible. I've bought several copies for friends and family. I purchased used and the pages were obnoxiously folded half way down the page throughout, not great, but it does the job.

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Marvelous Book to learn Argument Structure.

It is one of the best self help books I have ever read. At first when seeing the title and knowing it was written by a lawyer, I thought, wait minute, what would a lawyer know about self help for just the average person and that it would be written in an easy way.

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Super powers unlocked!

Great on describing the techniques of arguing and engaging content. I promise to use my powers for good

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Surprisingly entertaining

Practical, intro level yet broad discussion which is just what I wanted. Humorous writing and deadpan delivery - funny and piercing examples.

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Great Information for All Levels of Learning

This was a great Logic 101 refresher for me and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to learn about this topic. The only irritating thing about it is the narrator enunciates every syllable of every word very slowly. This made it very tough to listen all the way through, but I'm glad I made myself do it.

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Recommended This Great Book.

"Master the Structure of Arguments" is a good enough book to listen twice at least. My first book from this author but I am thinking to follow him to get his more books especially on this topic because I am feeling some thrust.

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A wonderful guide.

Argument Structure: Secrets of the World’s Best Debaters is a wonderful guide to being a better communicator. I have bought several copies and I continue to give to friends and employees who struggle to be understood. Great read!

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It's All About How You Communicate.

This book delves into all aspects of your work and private life. The key takeaway is being clear about your objectives and articulating them in a way that allows others to want those outcomes to become a reality.

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Excellent

I have read a number of books on argument. This one is insightful and thorough. The only criticism I have is that I would have listened to more detail in places, but that didn’t seem to warrant a reduction in stars!

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