Religion: good or bad for society?

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Unit-2-Part21.pptx

Purpose: To provide some additional context to your issue

Should include only 2 of the following techniques…

How long the issue has been in existence (origins of the issue)

What parts of the world/country are most affected by the issue

Background Paragraph

Any significant rulings/laws related to the issue

Any significant event(s) related to the issue

Dictionary/official definitions of any key concepts/terms

Any significant person/people/groups involved with the issue

Background Para (cont’d)

Do not repeat anything already mentioned in intro

No personal experience in this para

Length: 5-10 lines

Background Para (cont’d)

Responding to the points made by the opposing side

Shows you have thought about the issue from different viewpoints/ angles before coming to your decision.

Counterarguments

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Also shows you recognize “flaws” or “weaknesses” in your own position but that you still think your position is the better one

We cannot address all counterarguments – must address only two

Counterarguments (cont’d)

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Format of Counterarguments

Each counterarguments has two parts - stating the counterargument

- your response to it

Must use the exact wording given for both sections to get credit for it

State the counterargument:

- My opponents* may say/argue that….

*[those on the other side, those who disagree with me, proponents of the counter position, those who are for/against, those with a different point of view]

Format of Counterarguments

Respond to the counterargument:

- However, I would respond by saying that…

If you want to use outside sources in counterarguments, you can, but it is not required

Format of Counterarguments

Location & Length of Counterarguments

Both counterarguments will be in one paragraph, between the body and conclusion.

This paragraph should not exceed 12 lines

I. Do not make an argument without proposing a solution