A good argument includes an effective rebuttal to all anticipated serious criticisms of the argument. Arguers often use arguments that misrepresent the criticism, bring up trivial objections as a side issue, or resort to humor or ridicule are using devices that clearly fail to make effective responses. Checklist:
- Does the provided argument address the strongest counterarguments effectively?
- Does the arguer anticipate and address serious weaknesses in the argument?
- Does the argument show why alternative positions are flawed?