(Book provided) From page 121 of The Process of Research Writing:
“Based on the most current and most recently revised version of your working thesis, write a brief essay where you identify, explain, and answer the antithesis to your position. Keep in mind that the main goal of this essay is to think about an audience of readers who might not agree with you and to answer at least some of the questions and complaints they might have about your research project. Be sure to include evidence about both the antithesis and your working thesis, and be sure to answer the objections hostile readers might have.
” Note that you DO NOT have to simply argue against your own true position. Instead, you are attempting to summarize and begin to answer the concerns that might be raised by people who see this debate differently than you do.