refutation essay 1

For this assignment you will be writing a 2 page refutation essay that addresses and refutes a viewpoint that opposes your own.

This essay must contain an introduction that engages the reader and presents a thesis statement, and a body that summarizes the opposing views, makes concessions (if necessary), challenges the opposing views, and presents a different perspective or new approach if appropriate.

It must also contain a conclusion that restates the thesis and looks to the future and transitions between sections as well as between individual ideas within paragraphs.

This paper must utilize APA formatting and use at least 3 sources from the Opposing Viewpoints database, which can be found through the Wilmington University library site.

Examples of Refutation Arguments:

Why you disagree with a specific law.

Why you disagree with a specific political policy.

Why you disagree with rules being used by an organization, company, or school.

Why you disagree with a specific approach to a project, job, or task.

Resources for this Assignment:

  • Chapter 13 of Argument Today includes:
    • Possible structural patterns (page 261)
    • How to organize and draft your refutation (pages 266-268)
    • 10 things you need to know about refutation writing (page 270)
  • Example refutation: pages 272-275 in Argument Today

It has to be 100% plagiarism free. You have to cite if you are using outside sources.