Thesis: The school year is too long, and should be shortened to benefit students and teachers, save districts money, and improve test scores and academic results.
Thesis: The first time I participated in a competitive swim meet, I finished in last place.
With more focused training and coaching, I was able to finish 2nd in the State Championship meet.
Thesis: Competitive swimming is a great alternative to other youth sports.
Introduce your primary persuasive argument and provide supporting details.
The five-paragraph essay is a format of essay having five paragraphs: one introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs with support and development, and one concluding paragraph.
Because of this structure, it is also known as a hamburger essay, one three one, or a three-tier essay.
Conclude the essay with a recap of the events described or a reflection on the lesson learned in the story.
Concluding Sentence: I used my last-place finish in my first competitive swim meet as motivation to improve my performance.
The introduction serves to inform the reader of the basic premises, and then to state the author's thesis, or central idea.
A thesis can also be used to point out the subject of each body paragraph.