The AOK(Areas of Knowledge )  provide the breadth and WOK(ways of knowing) give the depth to the Essay. Well the combination is: A Great Body (of Knowledge!).


Dedicate one paragraph to each claim and its counter claim in the following paragraph.


Clearly articulate the claim in the opening statement accompanied with the explanation, examples, and evidence citing the sources in the paragraph.


Imagine yourself on both sides of the table, do a role-play of arguing parties (Watch the recent election debates for the taste and flavor).


Place the claim /counterclaim statements before your peers, elders, teachers. See what they have to say. You will get perspective.


Pore over related and not so seemingly related topics, RLS (Real Life Situations), stories. Gather everything that is relevant and fits in the statement/explanation/evidence parts of the body paragraphs.