Example: "In the book Night, Elie Wiesel says...").After this, the author narrows the discussion of the topic by stating or identifying a problem.
In each of the three body paragraphs one or more identified (evidence/fact/etc.) that supports the thesis statement is discussed.
The thesis is often linked to a "road map" for the essay, which is basically an embedded outline stating precisely what the three body paragraphs will address and giving the items in the order of the presentation.
Not to be confused with an organizational sentence, a thesis merely states "The book Night follows Elie Wiesel's journey from innocence to experience," while an organizational sentence directly states the structure and order of the essay.
The five-paragraph essay is a format of essay having five paragraphs: one introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs with support and development, and one concluding paragraph.
Because of this structure, it is also known as a hamburger essay, one three one, or a three-tier essay.