Rebuttals and Refutations

Week 6 Discussion 1: Rebuttals and Refutations

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Minimum of 1 new scholarly source

Apply the following writing resources to your posts:

Initial Post Instructions

Part 1: Research & Review
Review this week’s lesson and reading. Find an academic source to back up your opposition’s point of view. This is a new source, in addition to the source you located last week.

Part 2: Application
Anticipating readers’ objections is one way to determine what other sections to include and support in your paper. Practice writing a counterargument that applies the Toulmin model. Incorporate one of the new sources you have gathered to present your opposition’s point. Strive for at least 5 developed sentences. Cite your source in APA format.

  1. Grounds / 1st Counterargument (your opposition’s point)
  2. Backing (establish credibility of the source)
  3. Warrant (evidence)
  4. Possible concession / conclusion

Answer the following prompts:

  • How were you able to remain objective while presenting the opponent’s point of view?
  • What challenges did you face obtaining evidence to back up the assertion?
  • Which conciliatory approach did you apply and why?
  • How was it effective?