Strengthen Argumentative Writing by Identifying an Opposing Claim

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Many pupils do not understand how including an opposing claim in their essay will actually help their argument. However, they don't want their readers walking away thinking, But wait, what about...? A video expresses how to determine a counterclaim and quickly refute it in a way that shows the process does not need to be complicated. Young writers will easily be able to follow what the narrator does to add and shut down a counterargument. Then, they can practice on their own, improving and revising previous work. 

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Pros

  • Encourages a thorough examination and evaluation of counterarguments
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