rns215 week1

To help us all understand HOW and WHY we construct counterarguments (addressing our opposition) and rebuttals (challenging or disproving our opposition), real world examples are useful.

To get full credit for this assignment you must submit ONE original post (200+ words) and ONE comment (100+ words)

Original Post: Write about an example of a counterargument and rebuttal from THE REAL WORLD that you think is useful. This could be about anything; here are some examples:

  • a presidential state of the union address and the GOP/DEM responses to it;
  • a segment of ESPN about whether Tom Brady is the best QB ever and a response from a different commentator about why he is NOT;
  • a news/TV/video clip of two people debating whether the impeachment inquiry against President Trump is a good idea

Things I want you to be able to identify:

  • The topic
  • The argument and appeals for the argument to side 1–HOW do they try to argue their point?
  • The appeals and strategies for the rebuttal–HOW do they disagree?
  • How this helps you understand how to your write letter 1.