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PART I: Paragraphs and Sentences...

SET 1: The Parts of Arguments

SET 2: Indicator Words

SET 3: Refining Claims

SET 4: Locating Arguments in Prose

SET 5: Rationale's Essay Planner

SET 6: Assessing

SET 7 : More on Assessing


So that's positions and reasons, let's now look at a third argument component, objections.

  • An objection provides evidence that another claim is false. We represent an objection with a red box:


  • Rationale makes a slight, some would say unnecessary, distinction between an objection to a reason and an objection to another objection. It calls the latter a rebuttal - it aims to provide evidence than an earlier objection is false. We represent a rebuttal with an orange box:



Content of this page drawn in whole or part from the Austhink Rationale Exercises with permission from Austhink.