1.I introduce my topic and state my claim. I include an attention-grabbing lead, such as a quote, a story, or an interesting example.
2.I develop my claim with valid reasons and relevant evidence.
3.I anticipate opposing claims and counter them with well-supported reasons and relevant evidence.
4.My argument is well organized and establishes clear, logical relationships among claims, counterclaims, reasons, and evidence through the use of transitions.
5.My conclusion effectively summarizes my claim and leaves readers with a lasting impression.
6.I communicate ideas formally and objectively, using precise language.