1. Introduce the problem 2. Demonstrate that the opponent’s position is understood. Provide at least a paragraph of the context in which the opponent’s position may be valid. 3. Provide a paragraph of the writer’s position, including the contexts in which it is valid. 4. Provide a paragraph of how the opponent’s position would benefit if he/she would adopt elements of the writer’s position. How can there be compromise in order for all parties to feel as if they have won the argument? 5.Provide a concluding paragraph to summate your arguments.