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Anticipating Objections & Making Concessions Quiz
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What does it mean to anticipate objections when making an argument?
figuring out and actually stating others' viewpoints that you might disagree with or object to, or that don't support your main idea
What is meant by "making concessions" in an argument?
giving in to or admitting that another person's views or objections are right or half right, that viewpoints that you disagree with still are valid.
In persuasive writing, should you bring up objections to your argument or ideas that don't support your main idea?
Yes, because doing so will make your argument stronger.
"If you cannot find any objections or concessions, then you are probably not writing an argumentative paper" (1).
If you don't anticipate objections and make concessions, you might be telling your reader that (you may select more than one answer):
a, b, c, & d
Most of the sources for your research paper should
present a lot of different viewpoints about the topic, some of which challenge your previous ideas.
Imagine that you are writing a persuasive essay about whether cat owners should keep their pets indoors or outdoors or both. In order to write the paper, you are looking on the internet for some evidence to use in your paper. Before you begin your internet search, you think that cats should be kept indoors all the time. Should you search for information that
all of the above
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