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THE ASSIGNMENT IS TO WRITE AFINAL DRAFT OF MY TERM PATER. I HAVE ATTATCHED THE PROPOSAL AND THE OUTLINE FOR THIS TERM PAPER AND THE TOPIC IS INTERNET GAMBLING. SO PLEASE WRITE THIS TERM PAPER MATCHING PROPOSAL AND OUTLINE.


***Here are some things to help you write this final draft term paper if you need:

Sample Counterargument Paragraph

Counterclaim: Human Trafficking is a major problem in the world today. We can all help to end this problem by avoiding the purchase of products made by slaves. Reason: For example, I will challenge my audience to exclusively purchase fair-trade chocolate and boycott all chocolate producers that cannot guarantee their products are slave-free.

Evidence: One person is not enough to make a difference. Changing my personal purchasing habits will not be enough to affect the profits of major companies. Thus, there is no reason for me to pay more for my chocolate since it won’t make a difference.

Rebuttal: While it is true that one individual alone will only have a minor impact on the profits of major chocolate companies, we should never underestimate the power of an individual. Your purchases make only a small difference, but they still make a difference. Furthermore, we cannot forget the impact our actions have on others. Your dedication to becoming part of the solution will inspire others to do the same. Together we can make a difference. But before we can become a group, we must be dedicated individuals. Evidence: As Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Sentence Starters

Use the following phrases to help you get started writing counter arguments and refutations…

Standard Format

Some people may say that (my thesis) is not true because… However, this is wrong because…

Counter Argument Sentence Starters…

Refutation Sentence Starters…

  • Some will say that (my thesis) is not true because…
  • Some people might say that…
  • Some will argue…
  • Those on the other side of the issue may say that.
  • It may be true that…
  • While it might be true that…
  • Admittedly…
  • Critics argue that…
  • While some researchers say…
  • That is not the case. As we see (bring up new evidence)…
  • While that may be the case, (my thesis) is still true because…
  • That point is true, but it is unimportant because…
  • Nevertheless, my point still stands because…
  • However, that point is not important because…
  • Transition words: but, yet, however, nevertheless, stillC

Conclusion paragraph:

What should I write in my conclusion paragraph?

  • Restate your topic and why it is important,
  • Restate your thesis/claim,
  • Address opposing viewpoints and explain why readers should align with your position,
  • Call for action or overview future research possibilities.

Refer to the sample paper on the MLA pdf handout for the conclusion paragraph and the sample works cited page.