I plan to support my thesis with compelling arguments and counter arguments by looking for opposing viewpoints and finding evidence to refute them. I am going to address any bias or fallacies that I may come across. I am going to find the strongest possible evidence to support my claims. I will take detailed notes during my research and give credit where credit is due. My research will be credible and trustworthy. I will gather information from different types of sources and make sure the information is current. I will allow significant time for gathering my information and keep in mind that eighty percent of my paper should be my own thoughts and ideas. I will also remember that no more than twenty percent should consist of quotations.
You need to clarify your question. Are you talking about High School or College Debate, or are you trying to represent yourself in court? These issues are very different. Let me know what you are asking specifically.
My overall goal is to create my paper in my own words using others ideas and thoughts. I believe this will well establish view and represent my proven point derived from others.
Finding all the facts based on what you are arguing about and all strenthgs and weekness. And carefully compile them together .