Again, not the best of the templates but something that I followed to ease my AWA nervousness. [Also check out GMAT AWA Argument template]
The author’s issue that… is an interesting one and has been a topic of debate. The author states that… (Rephrase the statement). There are many circumstances in which the statement holds true (this one will be the statement for the side that you take). For example, [give an example in single sentence] On the other hand there are many circumstances in which the statement does not hold true (the opposite side). For example, [again only in single sentence] However, after a careful consideration, in my opinion, take your side. I shall present # of points to support my point of view.
Let me begin with example of [two words to represent the first example to support your point].
In addition, 3rd example (optional)
However, the situation can be harmful in some scenarios or [any other opening sentence]. Now show your consideration for opposite side.
In a nutshell, after a scrupulous deliberation and as shown in previous paragraphs, I believe that [you can write a short version of the side you support]. While opposite view can be helpful in short term, your view can be really beneficial in long run. Statement…