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1 Select a topic and keep it simple Once you choose a topic start small and think of three main points you would like to make For example say your topic is apples Your three main points could be something simple like apples taste good apples come in many colors and apples are healthy2 Create a basic outline Start with the five basic components of the five-paragraph essay The main components are the introductory paragraph three supporting paragraphs and a conclusion paragraphSponsored LinksInstant Grammar CheckerCorrect All Grammar Errors And Enhance Your Writing Try NowwwwGrammarlycomGrammarChecker3 Follow the three Tells to fill in your outline First tell the readers what you are going to tell them introduction then tell them the actual information supporting paragraphs then tell them what you told them conclusion4 Use an inverted funnel to create an introductory paragraph In other words start broad and narrow to your thesis point Always start with a catchy lead line which can be broad For our apple example you could write something like We all know the story about Isaac Newtons experience with an apple Your final statement of the introductory paragraph should be your thesis statement which can be a collection of your three points For example you could say Apples taste good come in many colors and are good for you5 Follow with a paragraph for each of your three thesis points Each paragraph should be an elaboration of one point For example in paragraph one you could talk about the varieties of apples and how each one tastes in paragraph two you could talk about how the various varieties come in different colors in paragraph three you could talk about the health benefits of apples6 Develop your conclusion Here you will reverse your funnel strategy In your first sentence you should restate your thesis sentence This is where you tell them what you told them Then you can get a little creative and muse
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