Looking at Both Sides of the Argument Directions: write both pros and cons for YOUR proposal. I. (Write the question that your persuasive essay seeks to answer above. i.e. Should kids be able to drive when they turn thirteen?) Pros Cons 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. 3. The pros you arrive at above should make up the three points of your essay. The cons should be addressed in the counter argument portion of your essay.