How to Write a Spool Paper Organizing your thoughts and ideas into paragraphs Introductory Paragraph This starts with a lead (question, interesting fact, quote, anecdote) used to gain the reader’s attention. This paragraph also contains the thesis statement, which is the controlling idea and contains the topics for each paragraph in the body. Body Paragraphs Each paragraph should develop one of the key points of the thesis statement. Each paragraph should contain a well-developed topic sentence and five to seven supporting sentences. These supporting sentences may contain facts, reasons, examples, etc… These paragraphs should also contain transitions that move the reader smoothly between each paragraph. Concluding Paragraph This paragraph should tie all the important points in the essay together and draw a final conclusion for the reader. This paragraph may restate the thesis statement, summarize the key points, offer a final thought or quote and gives the feeling of business completed.