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Counterclaim vs. Counter-argument
Transcript of Counterclaim vs. Counter-argument
writer's position on a topic
that is backed up by reasons and evidence.
Let's Practice Writing a Claim
the opposite side, the
. This is called
including a counterargument
-- you argue against the other side.
In an argument, there are
here are some points the other side has to make and here's why I'm right (
counterclaim --> your argument --> your counter-argument
Can be a
because you've thought about both sides of the argument
your audience might have
about what you have to say, and it helps
of those by
tearing down the other side
What a Counter-Claim is NOT
What Counter-Claim IS
Overview of the debate
Claim v. Counter-Claim
Re-watch and identify
Claim and Counter-Claim
Take a side in the War on Drugs debate. Write a Claim about the side you choose.
Write three reasons to support your position.
Discuss with a partner about the reasons you could use to back up your position.
Let's Practice Writing a Counter-Claim
Pretend you're a person on the opposite side of the argument.
Write an argument statement for the Counter-Claim, the opposite side of the argument from yours.
Discuss with a partner the possible reasons you could come up with to back up the Counter-Claim.
Write three reasons to support the Counter-Claim.
Watch again and identify the Claim and Counter-Argument
here are all the points I have to make and here are a few points the other side could make, but they're wrong (
your argument --> the counterclaim --> the counter-argument
here are some points the other side has to make and here's why they're wrong (
counterclaim --> your counter-argument
Today, I will be able to...
explain how writers
take effective notes using a
key-word note-taking strategy
Rather than a
set up, today
you will take notes using the
This is a technique you will need in high school and college.
They won't give you fill in the blank guided notes anymore!