1. Choose a topic.
Your topic should be something that can be argued from multiple perspectives and is relevant to current events.
2. Research your topic.
Gather evidence and research to support your argument. Make sure to include both primary and secondary sources.
3. Develop a thesis statement.
Your thesis statement should be clear and concise and should state your main argument.
4. Outline your argument.
Organize your argument into a logical structure. Make sure to include counterarguments to strengthen your own argument.
5. Write your essay.
Follow the structure of your outline and make sure to include evidence to support your arguments.
6. Edit and proofread your essay.
Check for any errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Make sure your essay is clear and concise.
7. Cite your sources.
Make sure to include in-text citations and a bibliography at the end of your essay.