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ENG 101 Composition - Henck: Opposing Viewpoints

The Opposing Point of View

A strong, well-written research paper will acknowledge and consider the opposing viewpoint, and then go on to refute that position.  So, for example, if you are arguing in favor of something, you want to find an article that argues against that same thing.  Discuss this opposing viewpoint in your paper, and then present evidence for why that viewpoint should not win the argument.

These opposing viewpoints may come from the popular press OR from scholars.  Be sure to check the source so you meet you instructor's requirements for popular and peer-reviewed sources.  Need help figuring out what type of source you've found?  Ask library staff!