18. How to avoid it

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Step 1. Read the following text. Never use an anecdote as a piece of evidence, unless you have many examples of that anecdote that have been confirmed and checked for relevancy. If you have, for example, purely numeric data (which can be dry and uninteresting), it is fine to use an anecdote to give context. … Continued