Let’s drill down into more specific strategies for each of the five components:
The introduction should capture the reader’s attention, establish your perception as a writer, and cement your point of view regarding the argument.
The narration and argumentation sections establish your argument by explaining relevant background information, similar arguments, data and anything else that affects the argument in your favor. For example, if your argument is on mandating high school basketball players to stay in college for three years before turning professional, you would want to give statistics on the failures of those players who have not succeeded, the current rule and why it is flawed, and any data from legitimate studies supporting your claims.
The refutation and concession sections are often difficult for many students because they have to explain why an argument will not work. This is often the strongest section that works in your favor if you craft it right. It shows you have thought of possible objections and arguments that will come against you.
The conclusion should not just restate the thesis. It should remind the readers of what is at stake and that your argument is the best solution/answer.