What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples


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What is a counterargument?

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1. What are important considerations when writing a counterargument?

2. What does it mean to 'refute' a counterargument?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Counterarguments are a method of persuasion used by writers, lawyers, and anytime someone is involved in a debate. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your comprehension of this practice by asking questions about its purpose, usage, and different strategies to employ.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to be quizzed on these aspects of counterarguments:

  • Definition
  • Process of and strategies to use while refuting one
  • Preferred length
  • How to write an effective counterargument

Skills Practiced

This quiz will enable you to practice various skills, including:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related persuasive writing lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to compose a counterargument
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about refuting a counterargument

Additional Learning

Learn more by reviewing the accompanying lesson, What is a Counterargument? - Definition & Examples, which will detail these aspects of this method of debate:

  • Definition, including refuting a counterargument, and improving ethos
  • Examples
  • Techniques for how to compose one