Refutation of an Argument: Definition & Examples


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What rhetorical strategy faces an opposing argument head on and counters it with compelling evidence?

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1. What rhetorical strategy is simply the acknowledging of the opposing perspective's arguments?

2. If a writer presents new and compelling research as a refutation, what type of refutation is it?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The skill of refuting an argument is one that we may use daily, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of the definitions of the associated vocabulary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Refutation
  • A strategy that acknowledges the opposing perspective's arguments
  • When a writer deconstructs the opponent's argument and shows it to be a fallacy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related refutation lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define keywords, such as refutation
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast refutation types from the lesson, such as refutation
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer refutation type questions

Additional Learning

To learn more about the types of refutation, review the corresponding lesson on Refutation of an Argument: Definition & Examples. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduces and defines refuting
  • Defines refutation
  • Defines concession
  • Identifies and defines examples or types of refutation