This is the first paragraph of the essay, the introduction, in which the writer grasps the reader’s attention and ends with the thesis statement that is the main idea of the essay. Remember, the title of the essay is not just the topic of the essay.
The second and subsequent paragraphs begin the body or supporting paragraphs of the essay in which the writer writes his or her main ...view middle of the document...
The number of supporting paragraphs will vary.
Please maintain double spacing throughout the essay, with no extra spacing between paragraphs. Please be sure to indent each paragraph in order for the reader to easily note a new paragraph. Please maintain a one inch margin on all four sides of the paper, no more and no less.
Start each page with the first 2-3 words of the student’s paper title and page number. Click on ‘Insert;’ then click on ‘Header’ and type in the first 2-3 words of the title. Hit the space bar 5 times, and click on ‘Page number.’ Right align the title and page number.
The last paragraph of the essay is the conclusion and will tie up the student’s thoughts and leave the reader with a satisfying ending to the writing. There are various strategies to use for the conclusion including restating the thesis, drawing a conclusion, calling for action, predicting, stating importance, raising a question, solving a problem, etc.