The rough draft is the first version of the essay. The introduction should have an announcement - a statement that draws the reader into the essay. A good next step is the need statement, a sentence that gives the audience some reasons for taking the topic seriously. A statement of position or thesis comes last. Body paragraphs follow the introduction, each one expressing one topic related to the thesis and supporting it with evidence and analysis. The essay's conclusion should avoid summary and instead cement the argument by tying together all the points and evidence and showing how those support the thesis.