To reiterate: 1 Lead-in with a historical introduction 2. Give an account of the arguments pro and con. 3. State one’s own view, 4. Give reasons for holding which have universal appeal. 5. Consider likely objections or counter-arguments to one’s own position and the reasons you have given for holding it. 6. Respond adequately to these objections or counter-arguments either by trying to argue against them or by revising one’s own position in the light of them.