Grade 8: Adding a Refutation/Counter Argument

Goal: Compares/contrasts perspectives, considers counterarguments or opposing positions, and draws original and thoughtful conclusions with future implications.

Similar to the debate, understanding the counterargument is beneficial when writing an argumentative research paper.

How can you incorporate this writing style in your paper?

Step 1: Acknowledging a common point made by the opposition (other side)

Step 2: Refuting or arguing why that point is not valid based on research

Step 3: Connecting back to the thesis


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