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The Art of Argumentation - How to pursuade by building effective arguments

Georgia Chioni, Writer/Screenwriter/Director/Producer

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10 Videos (46m)
    • First lesson intro

    • On arguments I

    • Types of arguments general

    • On Productive Arguments

    • Analogical arguments

    • Epagogic arguments

    • On cause - effect (7th)

    • Good vs Bad Arguments

    • On rhetoric argumentation - Speech example

    • Tips and exercises


About This Class

 The Art of Argumenting - How to pursuade by building effective arguments

Our language is an impressive achievement. We use our language skills in our everyday life, when we speak, read, write or talk. We support our position/belief by presenting arguments that prove us wright or wrong. The more solid the arguments, the higher our chances to pursuade the others.  That's what his course aims at: 

  • to show what the art of making correct arguments mean, while talking or writing and
  • how valid and correct arguments can be made, in a way that they cannot be doubted.

The art of persuasion through valid arguments is the basis of all sciences, an art that was thoroughly studied in ancient Greece for years. To this end, the class will:

  • explain what an argument is 
  • look into the kind of arguments there exist
  • explain how a valid and true argument is formulated
  • give lots of examples

In particular classes focus on the following:

-The first class is an introduction in the art and the importance of Rhetoric as well as the strength of pursuation. 

-In the second class we talk about arguments and their meaning.

-The third class is related to the types of arguments that exist.  

- In the fourth class we analyse the first category or arguments, ie. the productive arguments. 

-In the class we look into the second category of arguments, the analogical arguments.

 -Our sixth class is about the epagogic arguments.

-In this context we analyze the logic of cause-effect 

-In our eighth class we talk about the good vs. the bad argument.

-The ninth class gives an example of a worth analyzing rhetoric speech as well as its argumentation

-The last class is composed of tips and exercices

*Exercises are also included in most of the classes. 





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Georgia Chioni


Hello, I'm Georgia.

 I was born in Thessaloniki (Greece). I started writing at an early age, in fact I started writing my first novel at the age of eight. It was about a haunted mansion. Years later, I  graduated from Law School and lived in various European countries, having obtained two master degrees and one PhD.

I have also followed a screenplay writing- and film direction school.

Legal Background:

-Degree from Law School in Greece (Thessaloniki)


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