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Arguing With Evidence. Learning from the Most Famous Failed Argument in American History. The Most Successful Convincer Ever The Pied Piper of Hamlin. http:// Why was the Piper so successful?. He knew his audience He made a specific, clear claim

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Arguing with evidence

Arguing With Evidence

Learning from the Most Famous Failed Argument in American History

The most successful convincer ever the pied piper of hamlin
The Most Successful Convincer EverThe Pied Piper of Hamlin

Why was the piper so successful
Why was the Piper so successful?

  • He knew his audience

  • He made a specific, clear claim

  • He used evidence to support his claim

  • He stayed on track

  • He used a combination of appeals

  • He reinforced his position

Definition of a piper
Definition of a Piper

  • a charismatic person who attracts followers

  • offers strong enticement

  • a leader

Popular culture references
Popular Culture References for a long time.

Example 1: Listen at the 3 minute mark and the 5 minute mark.

Example 2: Listen to the first minute or so.

When you write you must still act like a piper
When you write, you must still act like a Piper for a long time.

Prepare the Reader

Introduce the Claim

Provide the Evidence

Explain & Connect the Evidence

Reinforce the Claim

If you do not act like a Pied Piper when you argue, your reader will not follow you anywhere.