Essay Body Paragraphs
Body paragraphs support the thesis statement, so it’s important that you provide enough development to make your argument believable.
There are 2 parts to the body paragraph: the topic sentence and the supporting details. The topic sentence is to the body paragraph what the thesis statement is to the entire essay. Your topic sentence should express the main idea of your paragraph so your readers know what information they will find. The supporting details then develop that topic sentence with adequate and relevant examples.
Adequate detail: Since the topic sentence is generalized because it is expressing a main idea, you need to back up this generalization with details to prove your main idea. You need to show your reader why your main idea is believable since your reader does not have to automatically accept your argument.