Writing a Counterargument and Refutation Counterargument The counterargument paragraph is developed in much the same way that an argument paragraph is developed. The difference is that the counterargument is your opponents’ (the other side’s) argument that explains why you are wrong. This paragraph is structured as follows: 1. Topic sentence. It states the other side’s reason for why you.
Counter-argument can appear anywhere in the essay, but it most commonly appears as a quick move within any body paragraph, where you imagine a counter-argument not to your main idea but to the point that the specific paragraph is arguing or is about to argue; But, watch that you don’t overdo it. A counterargument will sharpen and energize.