It allows you to anticipate doubts and pre-empt objections that a skeptical reader might have; it presents you as the kind of person who weighs alternatives before arguing for one, who confronts difficulties instead of sweeping them under the rug, who is more interested in discovering the truth than winning a point.
Continue by summarizing what you are going to talk about and what you are trying to persuade your readers to agree with. Why would you include a counter-argument in your essay?
Do not just write a quick sentence and then immediately rebut it. However, there are many who disagree with these contentions. And some counter-arguments actually make your argument stronger, once you analyze their logic. So you want to speak their language. Allowing excess illegal immigrants in would have plenty of problems with immigration law and is not fair for other countless thousands of immigrants that have unsuccessfully applied even though they went through the suggested legal process.
Counterargument in Pre-Writing and Revising Good thinking constantly questions itself, as Socrates observed long ago. This is one of the most important reasons to reflect on counterarguments. The boy uses the counterargument that she has been around some dogs without any problems.
A counterargument is basically the argument or view of an issue from the other side. A child may argue for a dog. A counter-argument should be expressed thoroughly, fairly and objectively.