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Counter-Arguments

Let us de-mystify this process.

First off, you have to change gears from your ARGUMENT, to your COUNTER-ARGUMENT, and for that you need:

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DOCUMENT: Planting A Naysayer

 


 

SAMPLE COUNTER-ARGUMENTS

SAMPLE COUNTER 1

 

SAMPLE COUNTER 2

Week 13 Agenda

ENGL230 Week 13

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POWRPOINT: Audience Awareness


HELPFUL HANDOUTS

(from University of N. Carolina Writing Center)

1. Arguments

2. Evidence

3. Reading to Write

Bonus Point Opportunity

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Building Arguments

If you want to reduce the basic structure to creating an argument, you could reduce it to this structure:

Topic Sentence

Statement / Claim

Evidence / Example

(Citation of Evidence, whether summarized or quoted)

Explanation / Transition


From this basic structure you can set up, integrate research information, and explain it, connecting it back to your thesis statement.

I did an example here, color coded to match structure above:

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This process allows you to BUILD around information you are using to support your thesis (argument) while making sure it is crystal clear to your audience and at the same time extending the length of your

TEACHING

I have below here a grouping of beginning arguments done by former students. They are not perfect but they can allow you some window/insight into the process.

Sample Arguments

Week 13 Agenda

ENGL230 Week 12