Intro paragraph—often written last
State background of the case
Lead naturally in to:
Thesis statement towards end (Arguable, Narrow, One-Three Sentences, changeable)
Supporting Your Thesis
Basic order, a few twists.
When you're getting started: pick your best point and write that paragraph first then your next best until you get to your least persuasive point.
Topic sentence at the top.
Connect/Cite the evidence.One paragraph, at least should be devoted to making the case against your ideas and then “unmaking” them. Try, Some might argue that… but I argue that…
Keep it short.
Reinforce main point