Handout: The Bad Boyfriend Counterargument

This handout is a counterargument explanation sheet using the example of
trying to persuade your loved ones that your bad boyfriend is not so bad. I often teach this handout in conjunction with the chapter “Skeptics May Object” from Graff and Birkenstein’s They Say / I Say

 

 

 

 

 

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Visiting Lecturer at University of Illinois at Chicago |

Annah Browning is a Visiting Lecturer in the English Department and the Honors College at The University of Illinois-Chicago. She holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. from the Program for Writers at The University of Illinois-Chicago, and she is the author of a chapbook, The Marriage (Horse Less Press, 2013). Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, North American Review, The Kenyon Review Online, Verse Daily, Willow Springs, and other journals, and have received awards and recognition from Boulevard, Indiana Review, Blue Mesa Review, and Vermont Studio Center. Her research interests include creative writing pedagogy, the Gothic, Romanticism, Emily Dickinson, persona poetry, and lyric theory. She is Poetry Editor of Grimoire, an online literary magazine of dark arts  and Associate Editor of During Office Hours.

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