Quick Tips for Writing a Rebuttal I encourage you to do both a refutation and counterargument, but if your paper leans one way or the other, that’s perfectly fine. You do not have to completely disagree with the author of your editorial. Sometimes your own argument is strengthened when you can concede on certain points, etc. Whether you are doing a refutation, counterargument, or both, you need to adequately represent the editorial’s main argument and supporting points. You want to acknowledge opposing viewpoints at some point in your paper. In other words, anticipate what someone rebutting your argument would say and address those issues in some way.
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Main Argument, certain number, certain points, primary rhetorical strategy., incorporate ethos, view. Pathos