Usually this list is linked to your thesis statement, or comes straight after it.
Topic Sentences When writing an essay, you must use ‘topic sentences’.
So that means that every second paragraph would use a ‘topic sentence’ since it would be moving on to discuss another reason for the Holocaust.
Here are some examples of topic sentences for the example essay: ‘The most significant cause for the Holocaust is the economic state of Germany.’ ‘Another reason why the Holocaust occurred is due to Hitler’s personal views.’ These sentences let the reader know what the paragraph will discuss (what the next point to be discussed in the essay is) and also relate the paragraph back to the introduction.
These two things are: 1) Include a thesis statement. When you are given an essay question, the thesis statement is your clear and concise answer to the question.
For example, if an essay question was ‘What were the causes of the Holocaust in World War II?
By scanning the card, airport security officials would be able to obtain background information from government databases for every passenger: flying history, residence, credit-card spending, travel habits, phone records, criminal background, and fingerprint and iris patterns (Safire 587).
Introductions In order for the first paragraph of an essay to actually be a proper introduction (in other words, for it to fulfill the requirements of a proper introduction), it must do two things. 1) A thesis statement is the sentence (or sometimes sentences) that tells the reader what the position of the author is.