Sample Assessment: Rebuttal

In week six, you conducted an audience analysis.  In week seven, you will research how "the other" side feels about your topic and prepare a rebuttal. Your rebuttal assignment is due before midnight on Wednesday.

Listen to Elizabeth Lesser describe taking “the other” to lunch.  This is a good exercise for everyone.



Another version of the video with a transcript is available here: http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_lesser_take_the_other_to_lunch.html

You do not have to take someone out for a meal to do this assignment.  I want you to use this as inspiration to seek out the "other" side of your topic.  Demonstrate what you learned. Cite the sources you use.

I especially want you to consider:

Why do they think they are right?

What is a good rebuttal to put into your speech?

This has to be turned in before midnight on Wednesday.

This assignment can earn you up to 10 points.

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