Summarize both of the arguments (they say), explain how the authors agree and disagree, and craft your own response to the issues the two essays raise (I say). Make sure you include a naysayer to show possible objections to your argument, and address the so what? factor: why does this issue matter? While you are expected to meet the above criteria, remember that all of this occurs in the context of your essay. That is, while you are in conversation with the other authors, you are not merely responding to them. Rather, you are thinking about something that interests you and inviting the other authors to think alongside you.