Counter argument

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Springbok argument by Yathin, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

This blog post by Gordon Harvey from the Harvard College Writing Center is about counter argument in essays but the principles also apply in science writing. An important part of making your argument is acknowledging and discussing counter arguments. As Harvey says: “It allows you to anticipate doubts and pre-empt objections that a skeptical reader might have; it presents you as the kind of person who weighs alternatives before arguing for one, who confronts difficulties instead of sweeping them under the rug, who is more interested in discovering the truth than winning a point.”

http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/counter-argument

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