3The ThesisThis is your main point/argument. It will also list the topics of your 3 body paragraphs. Example: It is wrong for school to sell sodas and junk food to students as it leads to more cases of childhood obesity and Type II diabetes, and it also keeps kids from getting the nutrition they need.
5Body ParagraphsYour body paragraphs are the “meat” of your essay. The topic sentence should refer back to on of your points outlined in your thesis statement. After your topic sentence, you should list 2 or 3 supporting details. **THESE COME FROM YOUR SOURCES AND ARE WHAT YOU SHOULD CITE!** Your final sentence will transition from one body paragraph to the next.
6Example of a body paragraph… Junk food in schools can lead to more childhood obesity problems in the United States. According to recent studies, the more junk food available to students in an area, the higher their BMI (body mass index) (qtd. in Gorman “Junk Food Availability”). Some schools have even gone as far as to start serving fast food in their cafeterias, which only encourages the problem (Lehman “Why School Cafeterias”). But obesity is not the only problem that students have to face when it comes to junk food.
7ConclusionBrings your paper to an end. Essentially sums up your introduction/body paragraphs.