Counter-arugument

Counter-arugument

COUNTER ARGUMENT THE OPPOSITION! When you counter argue.. You consider a possible argument AGAINST your thesis/opinion You first TURN AGAINST your own opinion You then RETURN to your own argument to defend it This all occurs within the same paragraph The TURN AGAINST

Think of your target audience..who are you trying to convince of your position? Think of what your audience would say about YOUR positionremember they are speaking AGAINST what your opinion is! The Turn Against..Possible Phrases

One might object here that. Its true that Admittedly I realize that I understand you might feel differently about I am aware of. Many people may think.

Counter Argument Example: Bear Hunt Thesis: The recent NJ bear hunt was an unnecessary measure to reduce the bear population. (My opinion) COUNTER ARGUMENT: I realize that the bear popluation has increased and bears have become a danger to residential areas in NJ. . . THE TURN BACK

Return to your own argument/opinion Within the same paragraph as the Turn Against Use careful reasoning Show why the opposition is mistaken Acknowledge that the opposing argument is valid, but suggest why its less important than your

thesis/opinion The Turn Back Possible Transition Words/Phrases

but yet however nevertheless still but I believe the facts state I urge you to Example of Counter argument

with Turn Against and Turn Back Thesis: The recent NJ bear hunt was an unnecessary measure to reduce the bear population. Counter argument with Turn Against and Turn Back: I realize that the bear population has increased and bears have become a danger to residential areas in NJ, however, slaughtering hundreds of bears for sport is an act of animal cruelty. Other humane measures such as proper waste disposal would be more effective.

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