The good news is that the topic is already defined by your professor. However you still need to put some specific questions and catch the reader’s attention. This is what the introduction serves for. It should start with a general characteristic of the subject, gradually moving to more specific questions and formulating your thesis. You should direct all your efforts on writing a strong thesis. It should consist of one or several short sentences and contain the main issue or argument, identifying the problem and briefly describing what your 5 paragraph essay will be about. The essay also may start with an incentive statement – a “grabber” that helps to get the reader involved in your writing. For example, if the theme of your 5 paragraph essay is how parenting affects children, the introduction might begin with a grabber about some prominent person, whose family contributed to his success. This thesis will briefly explain your opinion about parenting. It will be clear to the reader, which main statement all your further arguments support.