Quiz Refutation and Argumentation
10 MCQS, 100% Correct
In an argument essay, your thesis statement must clearly state your position on the topic.
In an opponent’s essay, what are some significant weaknesses to look for that can be worth refuting:
|B. Misleading statistics|
|C. Lack of organization of ideas|
|A & B|
|A, B & C|
What is a fallacy in an argument essay?
|Unclear evidence about a point that does not support the argument|
|erroneous reasoning in a point that makes the argument unsound|
|a main point that does not connect to the thesis|
|a redundant point|
An inclusion of an opposing argument or a counter argument weakens the essay.
It is more effective to refute a specific idea within the essay than the conclusion of the essay
What four steps in chronological order make a good refutation?
|Signal, Examine, Exemplify, Summarize|
|Signal State, Support, Summarize|
|Argumentation, Explanation, Reason, Conclusion|
|Argumentation, Proof, Support, Explanation|
What does it mean to ‘counter’ the opposing viewpoint?
|To counter the argument means to offer a good rebuttal, regardless of whether you concede to the argument or oppose it.|
|To counter the argument means to concede to the opposing argument|
|To counter the argument is to oppose it.|
|To counter the argument means to acknowledge that other perspectives exist.|
The main body paragraphs in an argument essay must include the following in chronology:
|Topic sentence to state the key point, analysis of the key point, examples to support the analysis, and conclusion|
|Examples to support the main point, analysis of the examples, .|
|Topic sentence to state the main point, evidence to prove the main point, analysis to explain the evidence and show how it proves the main point, conclusion.|
|Restatement of the thesis, evidence to prove the thesis and conclusion|
The thesis statement in an argument essay must include the following:
|A. Statement of the position that you are taking on the topic|
|B. Key points that you will use to prove the position/argument|
|A & B|
To make an effective opposing argument in an argument essay, what are the four necessay parts that should that should be included in chronology?
|State the argument, provide proof for the counter argument, offer a rebuttal, and conclude the counter argument|
|State the counter argument, concede to the counter argument, restate the key argument of the essay, and transition to the next point|
|Introduce the opposing argument, acknowledge the valid point of the counter argument, counter the argument, and conclude the paragraph|
|Introduce the counter argument, argue against it validity, counter the argument, and conclude the paragraph.|
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