The essay should have five paragraphs: an introduction, a body made up of three paragraphs, and a conclusion.
The introduction should contain the thesis and your three-part argument that supports the thesis. Think of the argument as the way you are going to prove the thesis.
The body should elaborate on the three points of the argument. This is where your analysis of the thesis takes place. Each paragraph will cover one point.
The conclusion restates the thesis and argument. Do not introduce new ideas at this point. All analysis and argument should be confined to the body. Do not use the phrase “in conclusion” in the conclusion.