In our introductory paragraph, we hooked our readers, announced our topic, provided some background information and ended with a thesis statement. In our body paragraphs, we developed that thesis. Now we take a backward and then a forward look. Looking back, we note how together the paragraphs in the body of our paper back up our thesis. For example,
Bob Dylan’s awe and respect of previous Noble laureates, along with his embarrassment and sense of unworthiness when receiving lesser honors, evidence a humble man who would shy away from the Noble Prize ceremony.
Looking forward, we suggest where the discussion might go from here. For example,
Much more remains to be said about Dylan’s humility, not least his approach to songwriting.