This is what I use to introduce to my students the suggested components for each essay type for AP Lang (Rhetorical Analysis, Argumentative, and Synthesis). While some may argue that this may be formulaic, I say our students need the basics first before learning how to manipulate the style and organization of
their essay. :)
Something that I use is “Says, Means, Matters” and you may see it appear in the outlines as “s/m/m.” You can Google search a few examples but it is essentially a rule of thumb - for any evidence you provide, give at least 2 sentences of analysis.
I introduce the rhetorical analysis essay first because they have exposure with the terms from their summer assignment and beginning of the year work (learning to annotate, introduction to analysis, etc.) then move into argument and then synthesis which is argument but the evidence must be from the sources provided.
Feel free to manipulate these outlines as you please. Good luck!