What really helps is to create something called a boiler plate. First you state your essential question. Then you Include a main thesis with multiple bits of evidence research etc. Then try to create at least three smaller thesis's with about two to 3 references each. Remember to always stay away from words like think, might, maybe, could, or possibly. You want to state it like you mean it and tell the teacher that you are sure and positive about your opinion. After at least three small thesis's, create a good 4-5 thick sentences on why what you said applies and proves your statement. After that, repeat your opening statement again, but in a different way. Try to make the last one really count. Remember to be as persuasive as possible, but don't show the reader that your realllyyy trying to change there opinion. If you get me. Hopefully this helped! But if your teacher has a different preference, I recommend you do it that way instead of relying on some random person on the internet. Hope this helped!