This list of essential compoments of argument writing can serve as a checklist for students. It highlights what components should be included in an introduction, in the middle paragraphs, and in the conclusion. It can be used by the teacher in a minilesson to demonstrate expectatons or as an evaluation tool/rubric. Students can also use this handout to guide/evaluate their own work. In addition, this can be used as a guide for student writing partners to assess each other's work.