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Counter Argument & Rebuttal in Essay
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What is a counter argument?
An argument opposed to the thesis (aka: claim/position)
What is a rebuttal?
Explains why the counter argument is wrong
How should a counter argument be presented?
Thoroughly, Fairly, & Objectively—reader should see writer has considered ALL sides
What makes a good counter argument?
Reasonableness and popularity
Where does the counter argument go?
After you've established your position (so most likely 3rd paragraph)
How should a counter argument be introduced?
Using clear signals—needs guidance or reader will be lost (like rebuttal)
How should a rebuttal be introduced?
Using clear signals—needs guidance or reader will be lost. (Like counter argument)
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