Identifying & Addressing Alternate or Opposing Claims


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Which of the following is true about counterclaims?

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1. In addition to a counterclaim, what is necessary for a strong argument?

2. Which of the following would NOT qualify as a credible source?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do you identify and address an opposing claim? Find out what you know about these techniques and the purpose of counterclaims using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • Importance of citing the source of a counterclaim
  • Examples of a credible source
  • What counterclaims do
  • Necessity for a strong argument
  • Why rebuttals exist

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the purpose of a rebuttal and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on acknowledging opposing claims
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why citing the source of a counterclaim is important

Additional Learning

You can keep learning with the lesson named Identifying & Addressing Alternative or Opposing Claims. Use this lesson to:

  • Review examples of counterclaims
  • Learn how to find counterclaims
  • Figure out what to avoid when addressing these claims