What is the purpose of refutation?
Skilled debaters not only have a command of language and content, but are able to present their arguments in an organized fashion that facilitates the audience following along in the debate. Refutation is designed to introduce arguments, undermine opponents’ arguments, rebuild arguments, and clarify own arguments.
How do you refute an essay?
Step 1: Restate. The first part of refutation is for a student to restate the argument being challenged. Step 2: Refute. Here, students state their objection to a point in a simple sentence. Step 3: Support. This part of refutation parallels the RE (reasoning and evidence) in ARE. Step 4: Conclude.
How do you teach fact or opinion?
IntroductionAsk your students if they know what a fact is. Explain that a fact is something that is true. Give your students an example of a fact. Ask your students if they know what an opinion is. Explain that an opinion is a belief that people have about something or someone.