Today in class, we answerered the essential questions:
1. What is a “naysayer”–why does it matter?
2. What is the counterargument, and how can it help me hone my persuasive skills?
Learning how to create a logical and supported argument is one of the toughest (yet most VALUABLE) things you can harness this year!
A WRITTEN argument is very much like a dance or a boxing match, only your opponent is often invisible. In order to write a good argument, you have to be able to IMAGINE what your “naysayer” will think and IMAGINE how they will counter your attacks (counterargument).
Today, we practiced that.
Tomorrow, you’ll face an actual opponent (QUICKIE DEBATES!), and I’ll share some strategies that will help you support your arguments.
I’m looking forward to it!