Overview of the Three-Paragraph Model Copy

Overview of the Three-Paragraph Model

When you need a simple explanation, use this model. It’s quick and easy to write and to read.

Paragraph 1
State what you want to get done. This is that business application we’ve been talking about. You might also call it the action item, or your conclusion, recommendation, or request. Remember, the reader wants you to cut to the chase!

Paragraph 2
This is where you put background information or a short explanation.

Paragraph 3
Close with an appropriate attention to the deadline. This is where you include a timeline, schedule, or urgency. Don’t forget the business application, reason, or consequence of the deadline. By doing this, you make it real for the readers.

Let’s look at an example of the Three-Paragraph model.