For any topic, issue, circumstance, etc. that is the source of an academic discussion/argument/debate it is vital that all parties involved recognize and respect the varying viewpoints of those participating in the 'argument'. This means that it should never turn into a mud-slinging event. In addition, depending upon the topic a good argument should always include valid data, several primary as well as secondary source material, experts to interpret any information used in the argument (from both sides). Lastly, it is extremely important for those involved to agree to a 'follow-up' session. It allows the individuals time to internalize their opposition in an effort to either strengthen their original position, defer, or concur with other positions within the argument.