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Introduction

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Johanathan Woodworth

on 8 March 2012

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Transcript of Introduction

Writing an
Introduction

Hook
Rember that some teachers are specific about their hooks. Ask your teacher first!
And one more thing...
After you have the basics down, you can be
Purpose
Writing is an Art!
Attract
the Reader
Hook
Rhetorical Questions
Statistics
Anecdote
Quotation
Comparison
Give a preview
Be
Explict
Be
Significant
Please do do:
What is your point?
Don't tell me what I already know.
Be GRAND!!!
Purpose
Please
DON'T
:
Start out with
Grand generalizations
Have dictionary definitions
Give a long background
Write too much
Definition
Just enough for you and your readers are on the same page
And one more thing...
Don't write unncessary information
And one more thing...
Background
You need to give enough information for the reader to understanding your thesis.
Thesis
has three parts
Significance
so what? why should the reader care about your opinion?
Answer the question...
Opinion
it should be a single, specific and strong opinion
And one more thing...
3 Reasons
This is also called process - which gives a preview
And one more thing...
Introduction
contains...
Pose a specific question that will invite the reader to keep reading for the answer - a provocative question works well to engage readers, so long as it doesn't put them off
Choose statistics that you expect will surprise your reader or that go against the common belief about a topic
Tell a short, interesting anecdote (or story) related to the topic
Provide an interesting (and relevant) quote
Develop an unusual or unexpected comparison
No dictionary definitions
Creative
and Different
???
!!!
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