People usually think of arguments as disputes: children argue over a toy; roommates over the stereo; drivers about who had the right-of-way. Such arguments can be polite or heated, but they all involve conflict, with winners and losers. Academic arguments should be considered less as a prickly dispute and more as a thoughtful conversation with colleagues, a conversation in which you cooperatively explore a contestable issue that you all think is important to resolve or attempting to reach an agreement on the best answer to a hard question.
Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines.
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