Refutation Assignment 2010

Refutation Assignment 2010 - Composition 1B Spring 2010...

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Composition 1B – Spring 2010 Refutation Essay Overview: A refutation is generally an argument that attacks and contradicts another argument. Note : It does not merely contradict a point of view, but a specific argument written by a specific writer. You can refute the entire argument it if you find it completely unconvincing, or challenge certain points if you find it merely flawed. It is OK, usually even advisable, to concede a point or two to the other writer, establishing common ground and demonstrating your open-mindedness, but the main thrust of your argument should be to contradict, not to agree. Given that one restriction, it will be your task as a writer to decide which development strategies are appropriate, how much and what kind of outside support (if any) is needed, and how to use the three appeals to persuade your chosen audience to accept your views. In short, this is a chance to use all of your newly honed rhetorical skills on a topic of your choice.
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