Introduction (6-8 sentences)

Lead-in (attention getter)

Build up to thesis statement

Thesis statement (main idea of the essay+essay map: main argument + the three points you’re going to discuss)

Body Paragraph 1 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 1 (main idea of the paragraph)

Supporting details (2-3 examples to support your topic sentence)

Concluding sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)

Body Paragraph 2 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 2

Supporting details

Concluding sentence

Body Paragraph 3 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 3

Supporting details

Concluding sentence

Conclusion (6-8 sentences)

Paraphrase thesis statement

Paraphrase topic sentences

Final thoughts (what do you want the reader to do/remember?)