If we were going to bring in a counterargument, would you recommend bringing it in through the thesis. and touch on it throughout the essay or only within the bodies?
For each paragraph, I know that a topic sentence that highlights the strategy the speaker/author uses is necessary. Following each topic sentence, I am planning on supporting the topic sentence with 2-3 devices, each with 2-4 sentences of commentary/analysis (author did this because… and the audience most likely…). Would you recommend paraphrasing or quoting for each (or some) devices?