Five-paragraph essay is one of the classic formats for compositions. Of course, it is not the only model for creating an essay, but it is rather useful one, especially for the beginners.
First of all, any classical essay will contain introduction, body text and conclusion. For five-paragraph essay the body text will consist of three paragraphs. Let’s see, how to distribute your thoughts to make your essay interesting and effective.
Introductory paragraph. The introduction should contain some kind of thesis statement, outlining the paper and explaining what your essay is about. You need to grab reader’s attention, so the last sentence of your introduction should catch reader and move him to the body text.
Main text: First paragraph. The first paragraph should bring the strongest argument, the brightest illustration and the most significant example. The topic for this paragraph must be in the first or second sentence. And it should be related to the thesis in the introductory paragraph. Last sentence should in smooth way transfer reader to the second paragraph.
Main text: Second paragraph. Here you bring the second strong argument, second strong illustration and the second significant example. The topic of this paragraph also should be related to the thesis statement from the introduction.
Main text: Third paragraph. In this part of your paper you bring the weakest argument, example and illustration. Surely, the topic of this paragraph must be connected to the thesis. The last sentence should demonstrate that the reader is approaching the final point of the paper.
Concluding paragraph. This part of your work should contain the following: restatement of the thesis by different words (but not the duplicate the thesis), summary of the key points from three main text paragraphs and the final statement (in a persuasive paper it can be “a call for action”).
If you arrange your essay in accordance with this structure, you are sure to receive a professional and easy-to-read piece of writing.