The function of an introductory paragraph is to introduce the reader to the topic in the prompt, and then to clearly and forcefully state your position on it. In the conclusion, 1—2 sentences are enough to reiterate your position and leave the essay with a closing idea.
Everything you need to answer the question will be part of the prompt! This is where you prove your point. Keep the introduction and the conclusion short and sweet. The position you take will not influence your score.
You will then write an essay in which you develop your own point of view on the issue. An essay that is too short to be evaluated, written on a topic other than the one presented, or written in a language other than English will be given a score of zero.
This is a great tool to use in your conclusion, although many students include it in an additional body paragraph. Explain how it fully supports your thesis. Anything can be an example, but choose ONE only for each paragraph.