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Audience Opposition: Anticipating and Refuting Opposing Views in Your Essays

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Which of the following is NOT an appropriate place to present an opposing view and your counterargument to that view?

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1. Why is it always important to anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper?

2. Why can it be useful to outline your own major argumentative points before writing your persuasive paper?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you test your knowledge of how to anticipate and refute opposing viewpoints when writing persuasive essays. You'll learn where to place opposing views and counterarguments in your essays and how to determine major opposing views.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following topics:

  • Why you should anticipate and refute possible opposing views in your argumentative paper
  • Where to place opposing views and counterarguments in an essay
  • Why it is useful to outline your own major argumentative points before you begin writing your persuasive essay
  • How to determine major opposing views
  • Why it's important to consider your audience when writing a persuasive paper

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet let students test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the related lesson on audience opposition in essays
  • Interpreting information - ensure you can read information about audience opposition in essays and interpret it accurately
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about audience opposition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about audience opposition in essays

Additional Learning

To learn more about how to anticipate and refute opposing viewpoints in persuasive papers, review the accompanying lesson on audience opposition in essays. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn why it's important to anticipate opposing views when writing an argumentative essay
  • Explore how to analyze your audience before you begin writing
  • Discover how to determine the strengths of your own arguments
  • Learn how to anticipate opposing viewpoints
  • Gain knowledge of how to refute opposing arguments
  • Define the term refutation
  • Learn where to place opposing viewpoints and counterarguments in an essay
  • Explain key methods to determine major opposing views
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