Debate Worksheet 2010 rebuttal by oM4Qk3H

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									        4-Step Rebuttal – Rebuttal Worksheet                           Name ______________________
                                                                                        Period ____
Directions: Work with your partner and the opposing side to plan a
rebuttal. Be sure to have rebuttals for all of their assertion statements.           Date________
Try to have something to say about (disprove) each one of their facts.

 4-Step Rebuttal                      Sample Rebuttal
 Step 1: “They say...”                Speaker 2: Speaker 1 says that bananas are better than
 Briefly restate the point you’re     oranges,
 about to answer.
 Step 2: “But...”                     but oranges are better than bananas
 Make your counter-assertion.

 Step 3: “Because...”                 because they contain more vitamin C.
 Offer reasoning and evidence to
 support your counter-assertion.

 Step 4: “Therefore...”               Therefore, you should prefer oranges because while
 Conclude your point by               many foods in an ordinary diet contain potassium, few
 comparing your point to the          contain very much vitamin C
 point you’re answering.

 4-Step Rebuttal                      Rebuttal
 Step 1: “They say...”
 Briefly restate the point you’re
 about to answer.
 Step 2: “But...”
 Make your counter-assertion.

 Step 3: “Because...”
 Offer reasoning and evidence to
 support your counter-assertion.
 Step 4: “Therefore...”
 Conclude your point by
 comparing your point to the
 point you’re answering.

 4-Step Rebuttal                      Rebuttal
 Step 1: “They say...”
 Briefly restate the point you’re
 about to answer.
 Step 2: “But...”
 Make your counter-assertion.

 Step 3: “Because...”
 Offer reasoning and evidence to
 support your counter-assertion.
 Step 4: “Therefore...”
 Conclude your point by
 comparing your point to the
 point you’re answering.
      4-Step Rebuttal – Rebuttal Worksheet    Name ______________________
                                                               Period ____


4-Step Rebuttal                    Rebuttal
Step 1: “They say...”
Briefly restate the point you’re
about to answer.
Step 2: “But...”
Make your counter-assertion.

Step 3: “Because...”
Offer reasoning and evidence to
support your counter-assertion.
Step 4: “Therefore...”
Conclude your point by
comparing your point to the
point you’re answering.


4-Step Rebuttal                    Rebuttal
Step 1: “They say...”
Briefly restate the point you’re
about to answer.
Step 2: “But...”
Make your counter-assertion.

Step 3: “Because...”
Offer reasoning and evidence to
support your counter-assertion.
Step 4: “Therefore...”
Conclude your point by
comparing your point to the
point you’re answering.


4-Step Rebuttal                    Rebuttal
Step 1: “They say...”
Briefly restate the point you’re
about to answer.
Step 2: “But...”
Make your counter-assertion.

Step 3: “Because...”
Offer reasoning and evidence to
support your counter-assertion.
Step 4: “Therefore...”
Conclude your point by
comparing your point to the
point you’re answering.

								
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