This is much like a counterargument in a persuasive essay.
You need to anticipate (def: think or be fairly sure that something will happen) that your reader will have a bias (def: unfair preference), misunderstanding, or expectation about your argument.
Be ready to state a bias, misunderstanding, or expectation and address it with evidence from the reality of the situation.
To anticipate misunderstandings, biases and expectations, use one of the following:
One may think that . . . ;however, [reality].
It may seem natural that . . . , but [reality].
One may be tempted to think that . . . , but [reality].
Example Body Paragraph
Thesis – The 2008 presidential election of Barack Obama will be written about in the history books because he became our first African-American president.
Just seeing Obama as a candidate for President was important in the United States. The 2008 election was the first election to have a an African-American as a candidate for president. In 2008, Obama’s election to the presidency broke down the stereotype that only white men can be president of the United States. One might consider it natural for Americans to embrace an African-American for president; however, many Americans were hesitant to do. This may have opened the door for other people from ethnic minorities to run for higher political office , including the presidency, in the future.
In this case, you do not have to quote exactly, but you do have include as much detail as possible.
History is happening all around you. Although you can't know for certain which events will end up in the history books, you probably have a sense about which current events will have a significant effect on the future.
Think of an important current event, and write an essay describing the event and why you think it will be historically important to future generations. Make sure you provide a detailed description of the event and use examples to support your ideas about its importance.
Pre-write for this using the ABC2 Strategy. Remember: