now that you'll submit your first drafts keep these ideas in mind:
1- do research your topic. the more you know about your topic the better. don't presume you know the issue, there are tons of developments to be found by authorities and specialists on the subject. the more you find, the more your palette of options. it's better to have more stuff to pick from than have less or none.
your argument is as good as the independent sources you bring.
2- do not misrepresent or oversimplify your counter. your paper is as good as your counter's presentation. it's the counter that makes your discussion worthy of analysis.
3- READ OUTLOUD. keep revising and tweaking your thesis. revising your title, etc.
4- make your sentences short and to the point. avoid unnecessary rambling.
5- don't go in tangents! keep focus with two arguments! if there's a point that is not relevant, shorten it or delete it.
6- make the sentences like pointers in the ongoing discussion. just in case, here are some examples of starters for sentences:
"X argues that"
"X's argument is that"
7- your conclusion is a short one:
"I hope I have proved (demonstrated) that..."
"Even if ____(my position)____ could still elaborated some more, I believe I have demonstrated that..."
"I hope i have shown that..."