How do you lay out a 5 paragraph essay?

STRUCTURE OF AN ESSAY (STANDARD, 5 PARAGRAPH ESSAY)

paragraph 1--INTRODUCTION:
Attention Getter (question, humor, anecdote, shocking fact/statistic, “quotation”)
Thesis Statement
3 Main Points

paragraph 2--BODY:
1st Main Point Topic Sentence
FIRES (Facts, Incidents, Reasons, Examples, Statistics)
Transition

paragraph 3--BODY:
2nd Main Point Topic Sentence
FIRES
Transition

paragraph 4--BODY:
3rd Main Point Topic Sentence
FIRES

paragraph 5-- CONCLUSION:
Restate: thesis & 3 points
Clincher

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