An introduction can begin with a rhetorical question, a quotation, an anecdote, a concession, an interesting fact, or a question that will be answered in your paper.
The idea is to begin broadly and gradually bring the reader closer to the main idea of the paper.
Generally, the second point listed in the thesis statement should be developed here.
Like with the previous paragraph, include any evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports this point after the Assertion. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. Your strongest point should be revealed in the final body paragraph.
Also, if it's appropriate, you can address and refute any opposing viewpoints to your thesis statement here.
As always, include evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports your strongest point. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. Rephrase your thesis statement in the first sentence of the conclusion.
Include an opposing viewpoint to your opinion/main idea, if applicable.
This should be an argument for the opposing view that you admit has some merit, even if you do not agree with the overall viewpoint.
Expand or condense it according to your particular assignment or the size of your opinion/main idea.
Again, use the Thesis Statement Guide as many times as you like, until you reach a thesis statement and outline that works for you.