Essentially, the thesis statement is your tagline for the essay and the final sentence of the Introduction.The Body Paragraph One should open with a transitional sentence.Summary: This resource outlines the generally accepted structure for introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions in an academic argument paper.
Your structure needs to be flexible enough to meet the requirements of your purpose and audience.
Your paper should be organized in a manner that moves from general to specific information.
When you feel you are ready to introduce the specific focus of the essay, then you write the thesis statement.
The thesis statement should generally come at the end of the Introductory Paragraph.
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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use.By "breaking the ice" so to speak with the reader, you are luring him or her into the rest of your essay, making it accessible and intriguing.Once you have "introduced" the Introductory paragraph with a generalization, quotation, or anecdote, you can write vaguely for a few sentences or simply jump into the crust of the argument.Furthermore, you can expand your individual themes, as well.You can write two or three paragraphs in support of "theme 1" (or Body Paragraph One).It is important to remember that this is a rough sketch by which to write your essays.If your topic is quite complicated, then you may have infinitely more evidentiary paragraphs than three.This time, pick the second theme in support of your thesis argument and cite evidence for it.Again, you must open this paragraph with a transitional sentence; one leading from the previous theme to the current theme.If you are writing about a particular book, author, or event, you should name it (in entirety) in the thesis statement.You should also list your argument with its supporting evidence in this sentence.