argumentative essay that you have been developing over the previous units. Make sure it is in APA format (i.e., double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, and APA-style in-text citations and References page).
A counter-argument paragraph is important because it presents a possible argument against your thesis. There are two reasons why this important: (1) It gives you a chance to respond to a possible objection by your readers before they finish reading your essay, and (2) It shows that you considered both sides of the argument. Both of these reasons make your essay stronger. For example, if your thesis statement indicates that students do not need to learn about racism because they are familiar with it, then a counter-argument paragraph might contain information about what causes racism because being familiar with racism is not the same as what causes it.