Answer this question: Why was Augustus successful in making himself sole ruler of Rome and its empire
when Julius Caesar was not?
You should have an introduction that clearly states your thesis, a series of well-connected body paragraphs
(i.e., with brief but logical transitions) that support your thesis, and a clear conclusion. A good thesis
presents a clear hypothesis and provides a road map of your evidence to guide the reader as s/he
prepares to absorb your thoughts. You need to state your thesis succinctly, then refer to evidence to
convince the reader that your point of view has merit and contributes to our understanding of the period in