Must I do the following in a opening paragraph?

1. State the problem

2. State my thesis using thesis maker such as therefore and thus

3. Provide a road map ie " In this essay I will first, discuss __; second, analyze ___; and finally assess __."

How to draw together the above three parts?

IS there any other form of opening paragraph?

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Sorry for my question, but what is an opening paragraph? I don't have any idea! Can you explain it to my? Thank you!
Opening paragraph is the first paragraph in an essay.

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hi, spinnaker

Opening paragraph is the first paragraph in an essay.

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Try writing an opening paragraph in that form.
If that seems like it doesn't work, try modifying it until it feels right. It's just like when you write almost any form of writing. Say it out loud, then you can tell if it is good or not.
Sorry if that doesn't answer your question, that's all i can think o right now.
to get the readers attention on the first paragraph of an essay
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no duh, thats sortuve why its called an "opening" paragraph!
Well I'm not quite sure on my opening paragraph. I am mixed up.Emotion: phew