A good conversation and how to win an argument

To win an argument, it is important to convince others, but it is just as important to listen.

To change someone’s mind it is important to understand their state of mind, and then use arguments that they understand. To win the argument, it is important to use beliefs, values, and ideas in your own favor.


In the English lesson today, we had an argument in pairs, but neither in my group won. I believe this is because we were focused on our own state of mind, instead of really understanding the other side of the story.

Later the same class, we saw a film about being a good listener. Being a good listener is about really caring about the conversation, instead of pretending to, by nodding and smiling. Some other helpful tips were to focus on the other partner, let other thoughts go, and to ask questions.


To win an argument it is important to prove your argument and have good points. But it’s also important to use the listening tips in the paragraph over.



The first chapters of my book

So far I like the book, it was exciting from the beginning. I have already got to know the main character, and his inner circle as well. The main character was born with some faults. This made him different, and therefore he got bullied. His family was poor, so he did not have the money or many opportunities for his future.

For fun, he loved to draw comics and spend time with his best friend, Rowdy. They were together for several hours every single day. The main character had big dreams and wanted to become rich and famous. Poor people mostly do not achieve their goals. But the 14 years old boy believed he could become big, rich and famous because of his comics.

The book is written in first person, which made the book different and interesting. The sentences are varied, and it is easy to read. So far it is written from a young boy´s perspective.

My book choice

In the English class, we are supposed to read an English book, eighter “About a Boy” or “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Both of the books seem to be very interesting and nice to read.

After my research, I chose the book, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The book is very inspired by his own life, and how it was for him to grow up. I expect the book to be interesting, funny and exciting. I’m now looking forward to starting on the first chapter. Bilde 03.09.2018 klokken 10.05

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