An_Introduction_to_Rebuttals - 1 An Introduction to...

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An Introduction to Rebuttals Once a person has decided to argue one side of an issue and produce a full-length paper supporting the position, she or he will need to consider how to introduce the topic and the position being argued, how to make arguments in favor of the position being supported, how to disarm the opponents' arguments and how to bring the argument to a close. These are the typical rhetorical task that need to be addressed in a successful argumentative paper. This discussion is of "rebuttals," the part of a paper that attempts to disarm the opponents' arguments. Sometimes, the rebuttal section should come before the arguments supporting your position and sometimes after: that is a decision to make after you have written the various sections of the paper. For now, concentrate on writing a rebuttal. Rebuttals, by definition, simply try to diminish the power of the opponent. Normally, people consider a rebuttal that relies on reason ( logos ) to be more ethical than one that relies on emotion ( pathos ) or on personal attack ( ethos ). But, some of the ancient
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course ENGL 15 taught by Professor Deborahmorkun during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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An_Introduction_to_Rebuttals - 1 An Introduction to...

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