Rhetoric and clarity of expression: counter arguments

In this lesson, we will work on improving our rhetorical skills and our clarity of expression, with a particular emphasis on building an effective counterargument.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.You should usually have a main clause before a colon (even when introducing a list).

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Q2.Which of the statements below is true?

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Q3.Which of these is false?

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Q4.The rhetorical appeal "appeal to logic (use facts and reason)" matches to which of the following?

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Q5.The rhetorical appeal "appeal to emotions (target the thoughts and feelings of the audience)" matches to which of the following?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.You should usually have a main clause before a colon (even when introducing a list).

1/5

Q2.Which of the statements below is true?

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Q3.Which of these is false?

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Q4.The rhetorical appeal "appeal to logic (use facts and reason)" matches to which of the following?

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Q5.The rhetorical appeal "appeal to emotions (target the thoughts and feelings of the audience)" matches to which of the following?

5/5

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Counterarguments: Quiz

Thank you for your focus today. Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.What is a counterargument?

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Q2.Ethos (the appeal ethics)…

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Q3.Logos (the appeal to logic)…

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Q4.Pathos (the appeal to emotions)…

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Q5.Why might you consider the counterargument when writing persuasively?

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Q6.The writer speaking directly to (or at) the reader through words such as “you” is ...

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Q7.Using visually descriptive or figurative language such as simile, metaphor or personification is …

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Q8.A question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer is …

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Q9.Using certain word choices are made to evoke an emotional response is …

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Q10.How the attitude of a writer comes across through their language choices is …

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Q11.What should you do to respond to a counterargument?

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Counterarguments: Quiz

Thank you for your focus today. Complete the questions below to check your understanding.

Q1.What is a counterargument?

1/11

Q2.Ethos (the appeal ethics)…

2/11

Q3.Logos (the appeal to logic)…

3/11

Q4.Pathos (the appeal to emotions)…

4/11

Q5.Why might you consider the counterargument when writing persuasively?

5/11

Q6.The writer speaking directly to (or at) the reader through words such as “you” is ...

6/11

Q7.Using visually descriptive or figurative language such as simile, metaphor or personification is …

7/11

Q8.A question asked in order to create a dramatic effect or to make a point rather than to get an answer is …

8/11

Q9.Using certain word choices are made to evoke an emotional response is …

9/11

Q10.How the attitude of a writer comes across through their language choices is …

10/11

Q11.What should you do to respond to a counterargument?

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