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Introduction, Body, and Conclusion

Author: Laura Kniffin

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Introduction: The first paragraph of your essay. It is the first impression your readers recieve, and explain the main point of your paper. Your introduction contains your thesis statement.

Body: The paragraphs in between your introduction and conclusion. The body of your paper supports the main point of your paper.

Topic Sentence: The sentence at the beginning of each body paragraph. It explains the main point that paragraph is going to make.

Conclusion: The last paragraph of your paper. It closes the paper and leaves the reader satisfied with what they just read. Summarizes your paper in an effective way.