Counter Argument & Rebuttal
Whatâ€™s a Counter Argument?
It is when you recognize the other side of the debate in order to strengthen your own argument. In other words, itâ€™s the thesis making the OPPOSITE (aka: counter) point.
Whatâ€™s a Rebuttal?
A rebuttal is an opposing argument or debate. An example of a rebuttal is a defense attorney responding to allegations made by a district attorney against their client.
Rebuttals in essays say why the counter argument is wrong (or not as right as your thesis).
Fill in the blanks below to brainstorm a counter-argument
What is one reason people may disagree with you or may not want to make this change?
Now, use a sentence starter to make this into a counter-argument statement:
Finally, use a sentence starter to write a rebuttal to the counter-argument: