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Would you like to know the most difficult and least effective way of writing a 5 paragraph essay?  Start with the intro, then write the body paragraphs, and finish with the conclusion.  Seems like a "logical" way to write, but this method asks you to introduce your argument before you've even figured out what you'd like to say.

Instead, try focusing on the important stuff - your support and examples - FIRST.

Read more: 5 Paragraph Essay - creating an outline

Most of us use the "logical" way to compose a paragraph: begin with a topic sentence and/or transition, then provide support for the topic sentence. Though straightforward, this approach often leads to a weak paragraph, because it does not force the writer to focus on STRONG SUPPORT. A more effective way to write a paragraph is in this order, assembling afterward according to the ASSEMBLING section below:

Read more: 5 Paragraph Essay - creating the paragraph