Write a response of at least one short paragraph per question. Respond to two other posts.
1. Why is it important to “plant a naysayer” in your text? How should you best address counter-arguments in your writing?
2. Why do you think it is important to answer the “so what?” and “who cares?” questions a reader might have? How does thinking about these questions help you as a writer to frame your work?
The text is called
They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. It can be purchased here:
This is other student work I want you to respond one or two sentence
1) Planting a “naysayer” in the text shows that as an opinionated reader shows that you are ahead of what the reader is expecting. The reader reads with the intent of being persuaded by the opinion or insight of the writer but speaking about both the for and against your recurring argument answers the readers subconscious curiosity of what you have to say about the opposition. The best way to go about it in my opinion is to say how the exact opposite of the persuasion in the form of what critics and other academics would say. Then show how their opinions are not ideal.
2) It’s very important to answer the “so what” and “who cares?” because this shows the reader you are aware of the situations and views surrounding this topic. That is how you give it relevancy and actually appeal to both the right crowd of readers and at the right timing. Doing this also can give you purpose in your writing and then you are not writing just to be heard but to actually spark thought, engage the reader, and promote perspective. If the “who cares?” are answered well by the writer, the reader will start to believe that he does care.