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Organizing the Counterargument
    What are some of your ideas for organizing the counterargument?
    Common Strategy:
  1. Introduction
  2. Thesis at the bottom of the introduction (first paragraph)
  3. Counterargument
  4. Refute Counterargument
  5. Restate Thesis
  6. Support Thesis (several paragraphs or more depending on the scope of your paper)
  7. Conclusion
    • Restate thesis (boring)
    • Suggest further study
    • Suggest solutions
    • Leave the reader with something more to consider
    • Make a recommendation
    • Project the subject of your writing into a larger context
    • Give closure
      What is the best strategy for organizing the counterargument?