But, when I’m really stuck on a piece, and it’s not really coming together, returning to the traditional five-piece structure always helps.
A thesis can also be used to point out the subject of each body paragraph.
When a thesis essay is applied to this format, the first paragraph typically consists of a narrative hook, followed by a sentence that introduces the general theme, then another sentence narrowing the focus of the one previous.
This same structure can be applied to a scientific paper.
Traditionally scientific research papers follow the IMRa D structure: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion.
“We should write the paragraph like it’s a hamburger. Then the bottom bun, the summary that supports the whole paragraph.
The first sentence is the topic—it’s the top of the burger, tells you what is inside—it makes you hungry to read more. It’s the hardest to write.” She proudly sat down with her drawing and pencil. “That’s a great way to organize a paragraph.” “Yeah,” my husband looked up from his Suduko that he had been working on, “and the cheese goes right here.” He pointed to one of the three boxes my daughter had drawn underneath the bun. “Well, I like mine with lettuce and tomato,” I chanted with no apologies to Jimmy Buffett, “Heinz 57 and French-fried potato..,” “A big kosher pickle,” my daughter joined in, and the evening’s homework activities degenerated from there.
Last night I was helping my daughter, who is in fourth grade, with her homework.
We had completed a math worksheet, a geography worksheet and had moved onto writing.
(If the author is using this format for a text-based thesis, then a sentence quoting the text, supporting the essay-writer's claim, would typically go here, along with the name of the text and the name of the author.
Example: "In the book Night, Elie Wiesel says...").