1. Background – Who are you? Why does this topic matter to you? Who is the scholar, and or

concept you are engaging? How does s/he present this concept?

2. Argument – A well structured argument that has: a clearly stated side; clearly defined terms,

i.e. what key terms do you need to define for your argument?; a beginning, middle, and end.

Each sentence/statement should be built off the previous. (Think, how can what I am saying

be rebutted?)

3. Explore a counter – Where are the holes in your argument? How can your argument be

argued against?

4. What is the conclusion?

5 scholarly sources and bibliography!! brainstorm attached