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Here are a few of the tips collected from faculty and graduate students in the College of the Liberal Arts. We hope you'll find them useful the next time you are faced with an argument or difficult conversation:

Created by:

Center for Democratic Deliberation
Further Reading: Jonathan Barnes, The Presocratic Philosophers (Routledge, 1983)

Created by: 

Allison Niebauer, Doctoral Candidate, Communication Arts and Sciences
Center for Democratic Deliberation Doctoral Fellow (2019-20)
Further reading: David Zarefsky, The Practice of Argumentation: Effective Reasoning in Communication (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Created by:

Center for Democratic Deliberation
Further Reading: Robert L. Scott, "On Viewing Rhetoric as Epistemic," Central States Speech Journal 81 (1967)

Created by: 

John Rountree, Assistant Professor of Arts and Communication, University of Houston-Downtown
Ph.D., Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State, 2019)
Further reading:
John Gastil, Political Communication and Deliberation (SAGE: 2008).