Typically, these two tasks should be accomplished using only one paragraph for a short paper, but can be longer for longer papers. The introductory paragraph(s) should briefly orient the reader to the topic and provide a conceptual map of the rest of the paper. Make sure your thesis statement is clear, specific, declarative, and on-topic.
You should be able to provide the thesis statement in one or two sentences (most instructors prefer one, concise sentence) for a fairly short paper (about 1-8 pages).
So it is important to organize your thoughts and content.
Write the information in a systematic flow so that the reader can comprehend. The best manner to do this would be to go in a chronological order. Sometimes a conclusion will just mirror the introductory paragraph but make sure the words and syntax are different.
Let’s look at the standard structure of an essay starting with the most general.
You can divide your paper into three main sections: For the introduction section, you will need to do two things: introduce your topic and provide a thesis statement.
That is, you have something you want to communicate or argue for (your thesis) and here is your chance to explain it in detail, support it, and defend it.
Each paragraph in the body section should have a topic sentence and, perhaps, a transition sentence.
The topic sentence is the particular point you are trying to make in the paragraph. It should usually be the first sentence of the paragraph, though in some cases it is appropriate to be the second sentence.
A transition sentence is a sentence that helps link the points of each paragraph together by making a smooth transition from the previous paragraph.