Argument/ Persuasive Writing Structure
1. Introduction
(State the issue- the thesis statement and explain its importance and topical relevance.)

2. Your View (this could be several short paragraphs)
(Give all the reasons you can think of why your position is the sensible one, supporting each point with evidence in the form of statistic, example, analogy, detail, quotation and personal experience DEFOREST.)

3. Alternative View
(Show awareness that there is an alternative viewpoint and give its main arguments.)

4. Criticism of Alternative View
(Demolish the alternative viewpoint by exposing its weaknesses.)

5. Conclusion
(Conclude with a summary of your position on the issue and/or what you think future developments might be.)