Presenting the opposing viewpoint actually strengthens your own argument because it shows you to be credible, fair-minded and unafraid.
You promised your reader that you would talk about certain ideas in a specific order in your thesis statement and in your POPs. In your body paragraphs you are making good on that promise.
In a multiple-paragraph essay, you only get one chance to grab your reader’s attention and prepare them for what you’re going to talk about in your paper, and the introduction is where this happens.
In the multiple-paragraph essay, the thesis statement announces to the reader, “I am going to be discussing something very specific and very important and THIS is what it is.”
POP stands for point of paragraph. POPs subdivide the thesis statement into distinct subtopics and introduce body paragraphs to come.
A good hook demonstrates that you know your audience and that you understand what they care about. More importantly, it makes the reader want to keep reading.
Without the closer, your reader might just feel like you forgot to finish your thoughts and left them hanging.
The essays final element may be reflective, philosophical, emotional, or a call to action.
The primary difference between the original POPs and the POPs revisited is in their tone and point of view.
In the conclusion’s thesis statement, the tone moves from “we will discuss” to “we have explored”.