The purpose of this essay is to convince your audience to agree with your point of view on a focused issue. In order to do this, you will be writing primarily to the MINDS of your audience, to get them to agree with you on an intellectual level. Because of this purpose, you should be concerned primarily with what appeals to our reason: logic and researched evidence.
Remember, too, that the purpose of the last essay (the Inquiry Essay) was to treat your topic as objectively as possible and not jump into argumentation, but rather just explain your agreement or disagreement with the authors you read. In this case, your claims and reasons should definitely be made clear to your reader. Let your biases show! In other words, take a firm debatable position or stance that you really believe there is a need to convince others of