If you learned how to write a 5 paragraph essay in college (and even if you did not) you can apply those same principles to writing a 5 paragraph article. The 5 paragraph article consists of an introduction, three central paragraphs, and a conclusion. The first paragraph will introduce your reader to your proposition. Your proposition is made up of a topic sentence and a three point blueprint. The topic sentence identifies your customer's need and offers a solution in the form of a three point blueprint. Let's say that Roboco (a fictitious company) came up with a fantastic new product; the Roboco Automatic Commercial Fish Scaler. "Wow!" you think to yourself. "I bet a lot of commercial fishermen who hate scaling fish would find this useful!"