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Chapter 14. Why Not See It My Way?: Pers... > My Way or the Highway: Acknowledging... - Pg. 161

Why Not See It My Way?: Persuasion and Argumentation Type of Audience neutral friendly hostile unknown Type of Opposition likely very little none a great deal up for grabs 161 There are three main ways that you can deal with the opposition to decrease its force. These meth- ods are ... 1. 2. 3. Show the opposition is wrong. Show the opposition has some merit, but give a point of your own that is just as convincing. Show the opposition has merit, but your point is stronger. Writer's Block Don't give the same space to the opposition as you do to your points. Devote more space to your argument or place it last in your essays so readers will understand that it's crucial.