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Writing a Hook
Transcript of Writing a Hook
One chance to grab the reader's attention.Therefore, we will teach you TEN different ways to write your hook!
"I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun." (Collins page 67)
"Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?"
(H. L. Mencken)
"Love is a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person" - Merriam Webster Dictionary
Comparison To a Well Known Person or A Celebrity
Placing Yourself In The Future
Best Advice Ever
what is a hook?
"When I began my business in 1972, I wished a book like "The Fashion Designer's Survival Guide"had existed that I could have turned to for advice on how to launch a fashion business." (Gehlhar, 2008)
"If practice makes perfect, and no one's perfect, then why practice?"
Gehlhar, M. (2008). The fashion designer survival guide. New York: Kaplan Inc.
Nordquist, R. (n.d.). Rhetorical question. Retrieved from http://grammar.about.com/od/rs/g/rhetquesterm.htm
Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2008.
20 great similes from literature to inspire you. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.dailywritingtips.com/20-great-similes-from-literature-to-inspire-you/
"Addiction is known as a strong and harmful need to regularly have something (such as a drug) or do something (such as gamble)" - Merriam Webster Dictionary
"To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world."
--Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
JenC. wrote: " ...Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss."
Greatest quotes from your favorite books. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/373267-greatest-quotes-from-your-favorite-books
I am not Beyonce, but surely I can sing
You don't have to be as mad as Albert Einstein to solve physics problems.
in the year 2030 I see myself holding a very big position in an international bank
Six years from now I can see myself a professor in English
Deciding to study abroad or in state university has always been a tough choice for school graduates.
To run or stand still, was the first thing I thought when the dog was unleashed.
She came to my room, wearing Pajamas, her hair was messy, and she was shouting my name loudly.
The bride entered the hall holding pink roses, wearing a long white dress, and showing a big smile on her face.
“Be all you can be” has been my inspiration from my grandfather who is a retired Marine Corps colonel and my mentor.
"Good things are never easy, and easy never good" my father always tells me when I get lazy doing house chores.
After eating too much, your hearing is less sharp.
Over 90% of diseases are caused or complicated by stress.
100 very cool facts about the human body. (2008, Feb 27). Retrieved from http://icantseeyou.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/02/100-very-cool-f.html
A hook in an essay is an eye-catching sentence or phrase, from the beginning of an essay.
It is usually the first sentence or paragraph that draws the reader to continue reading an essay.