The â€œProâ€ and â€œConâ€ Essay Format
Pro Essay (5 pages)
Pro Introduction: The author (fill in) argues for the following controversial conclusion: (give
conclusion). He supports this conclusion with the following premises: (a) (give first premise)
and (b) (give second premise). This essay will examine each premise in the light of objectors
and then defend the author from these objections.
The possible objection to the first premise (give the objection(s)).
Reply to the first objection (give pointed reply).
The possible objection to the second premise (give the objection(s)).
Reply to the second objection (give pointed reply).
Theoretical observation (this is a broad theoretical groundwork upon which the whole argument
Significance (this is a concrete example from the world in which these issues play out today).