Blog Post and Counterarguments

Description PART 1  add a section to your outline in which you address counterarguments. You can add more than one section of counterargument to your outline as needed, whether you’re addressing multiple counterarguments, or perhaps acknowledging the counterargument in one paragraph and then refuting it in the next. You might consider using a variant on the SIEL Method to address counterarguments: State your opponent’s argument, Illustrate your opponent’s argument with a quote or example, Explain why you believe your opponent is wrong (perhaps with another example to disprove their argument), and Link to the next argument. Underneath each new section of the outline, you should include a reflection paragraph. As before, explain why you placed your counterargument paragraphs where you did (whether early in the body of the essay, late in the body, or even midway through). You should also explain what role each counterargument paragraph serves (acknowledging counterarguments, refuting counterarguments, compromising with counterarguments, etc.) and why you’ve arranged these sections of your outline as you have. If you are quoting, paraphrasing, or summarizing from sources, what rhetorical appeals are the authors of your sources using and why? Are there logical fallacies in their argument? If so, what are they? PART 2 In your 2-5 sentence comment, state your own view or position on your classmate’s topic. Could you be convinced differently by evidence from sources, or perhaps even by your classmate if he or she were to write an argument against your stance? (Peers post will be loaded into additional files to complete response)