Are there any extremely effective phrases that set up a counterargument well other than the standard "Skeptics may say" or anything of that nature? I feel like though phrases are heavily overused, but I can not think of any good phrases.
Useful Argumentative Essay Words and Phrases
The Turn Against
Counterargument in an essay has two stages: you turn against your argument to challenge it and then you turn back to re-affirm it. You first imagine a skeptical reader, or cite an actual source, who might resist your argument by pointing out:
a problem with your demonstration, e.g., that a different conclusion could be drawn from the same facts, a key assumption is unwarranted, a key term is used unfairly, certain evidence is ignored or played down; one or more disadvantages or practical drawbacks to what you propose; an alternative explanation or proposal that makes more sense.