Examine each point side-by-side.
To create a Parallel Arguments table:
Step 1: Create a table with the three column headings: 'Issue', 'Argument For' and 'Argument Against'.
Step 2: List the issues down the left-hand column.
Step 3: State the arguments 'for' and 'against' each issue.
Step 4: What are the real points of view? Not just the ones expressed in argument form. Try to get beyond the talking points. Get past the posturing.
Step 5: Analyze the parallel nature of the issue; point-by-point and as a whole.
Step 6: Next, go to Agree, Disagree, and Irrelevant.