Introduction Paragraph: The introduction is generally one paragraph long but can be two paragraphs for longer papers – one paragraph for history/summary and one to transition into the thesis statement. Ask your instructor if a one-sentence thesis statement is required.
Body of the Paper: Use as many paragraphs and sentences as you need to explore/support your thesis statement, main idea, and each main point.
Conclusion Paragraph: The conclusion does not present new information. The conclusion of longer papers can have an additional summary paragraph before the final paragraph.
Notes on Paragraph Length:
A paragraph less than three sentences needs additional information or combining with another paragraph.
A paragraph that is a page long should have only one main point for the entire paragraph; if there is more than one main point, create a separate paragraph for each main point.