write a series of thesis-antithesis arguments. You will argue a side of a discussion and then take up the opposing side and eloquently craft a response. simply state a side and then write the inverse. Instead, you should invent the most compelling defense of either side. This will require you to think creatively for both sides and not just one. Where students misstep here is in the unfortunate habit of writing weak counterpoints something stupid thats easy to rip apart. Right? Weve all done this. USE these book, short stories, and poems for this essay.