How to write a three-paragraph essay

Learning how to write a three-paragraph essay requires more discipline and conciseness compared to other types such as a five-paragraph or longer essay because there is no room for fluff or verbosity. Like other types of essays, a three-paragraph essay begins with an introduction that captures the intended audience’s attention (even if it is just a teacher), a thesis statement and a brief description concerning how the essay is structured. The second paragraph, or the main body, is used to present the results of the research and the student’s interpretation of these findings together with any additional thoughts or empirical observations. Be sure to tie the main body paragraph to the key words used in the introduction. Finally, a three-paragraph essay ends with a conclusion that presents a summary of the findings and restates any important results that emerged from the research (no new information should be included in the conclusion).