|Introductory Paragraph always open with subject of the paper followed by the issueadd 5 Ws (who, what, when, where, and why) of the subjectfollow with thesis statement which is the writer’s opinion of the subjectconclude with at least 2 main points as to why the opinion is valid Body Paragraphs Body Paragraph #1 open with key terms of main point #1explain the meaning of main point #1conclude paragraph with a specific example of main point #1 Body Paragraph #2 open with key terms of main point #2explain the meaning of main point #2conclude paragraph with a specific example of main point #2 Conclusion summarize and further explain the central concerns of the paper|
Sample Thesis Statements with Main Points:
Issue with the Subject: Giving to the Cancer Society of America
Opinion: should be discouraged because
Main Points: only 1% of the proceeds go to cancer patients and the society is a scam.
Issue with the Subject: Attending Six Flags’ Fright Night
Opinion: is good because
Main Points: the haunted house is remarkable and the Halloween show is exceptionally entertaining.
Issue with the Subject: The policy of funding sports over arts
programming at Cedar Hill High School
Opinion: should be changed because
Main Points: arts programs touch more students and fewer students will be injured.