(Two-page worksheet) Almalki Building Strong Arguments Worksheet What is your persuasive speech topic? Be as specific as possible. Why did you pick this topic? How is your topic relevant to your audience? After reading “Building Strong Arguments” article, respond to the following questions using your persuasive speech topic as an example. 1. Clarify your thinking: What are the pros and cons of the issue being addressed? Your thesis: Pros Cons 1. 1. 2. 2. 2. Consider key objections: What are the objections to your position? How can you respond to them? Objections Rebuttals 1. 1. (Two-page worksheet) 2. Almalki 2. 3. Crafting your argument: In order to structure your arguments, you need to consider your audience’s position (receptive, skeptical, resistant, opposed). Choose one of the four positions and craft one argument using your supportive materials and rebuttals.