Whichever angle you choose, make sure that it ties in with your thesis statement, which will be included as the last sentence of your introduction.
The conclusion brings closure of the topic and sums up your overall ideas while providing a final perspective on your topic.
Use either an outline or a diagram to jot down your ideas and organize them.
To create a diagram, write your topic in the middle of your page.
Now that you have chosen a topic and sorted your ideas into relevant categories, you must create a thesis statement. For instance, if you were writing about Bill Clinton and his impact on the United States, an appropriate thesis statement would be, “Bill Clinton has impacted the future of our country through his two consecutive terms as United States President.” Another example of a thesis statement is this one for the “Winning Characteristics” Scholarship essay: “During my high school career, I have exhibited several of the “Winning Characteristics,” including Communication Skills, Leadership Skills and Organization Skills, through my involvement in Student Government, National Honor Society, and a part-time job at Macy’s Department Store.” The body of your essay argues, explains or describes your topic.
Your thesis statement tells the reader the point of your essay. Each main idea that you wrote in your diagram or outline will become a separate section within the body of your essay.
Nigeria is a developing West African country that has experienced periods of political instability, corruption, and mismanagement at the hands of its government.
The development of Nigeria has increased dramatically since 1991 when the new constitution was introduced and the government was transferred from military to civilian rule.
If you prefer to create an outline, write your topic at the top of the page.
From there, begin to list your main ideas, leaving space under each one.