Assignment: Rebuttal

Previously, you conducted an audience analysis.  Now, you will research how “the other” side feels about your topic and prepare a rebuttal.

Listen to Elizabeth Lesser describe taking “the other” to lunch.  This is a good exercise for everyone.

Another version of the video with a transcript is available here:

You do not have to take someone out for a meal to do this assignment.  I want you to use this as inspiration to seek out the “other” side of your topic.  Demonstrate what you learned. Cite the sources you use.

Especially consider:

  • Why do they think they are right?
  • What is a good rebuttal to put into your speech?