Before you head out onto the battle field, ask yourself is there is a better way to resolve this dispute.
If you're going to learn something new and crucial to your life or career, you need to make sure that the learning is both rigorous and relevant. The knowledge, skills and understandings that you develop must be accurate and worthwhile; and what you learn must be something that can be applied directly to your daily life or work. Without rigour and relevance, the learning won't be as robust or as useful as you need it to be.
Don't rush through what you have to say or present; take your time and make your message clear.