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How to Write an introduction paragraph

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Rebecca Meyer-Larson

on 5 December 2016

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Transcript of How to Write an introduction paragraph

Essay Introduction
Ms. Meyer-Larson'
Attention Grabber (Hook)
Introduction
Attention Grabber (Hook)
Transition Into Thesis
Thesis
Potential Preview of Main Points
Quotes of Famous People
A person that everyone knows may be more influential than others; that is why writing a quote from his/her speech can be a really good essay hook.
Question
Questions are perfect hooks for essays by all means. Nothing can attract people’s interest better than a question, because they will
definitely continue reading your essay to find the answer
. But try to ask questions that do not lead to such simple answers as “Yes” or “No”; they should lead to some thinking, different attitudes, opposite points of view, alternative variants, etc.
1. A Literary Quote

2.Quotes of Famous People

3. Anecdote

4.Question

5.A Scene

6. Fact or Definition

7. Statistics
A Literacy Quote
Such a hook for essay may be perfect when you write about some
particular author, story
, literary phenomenon,
book
, etc. Even if your essay is not fictional in nature, a literary quote will make it sound more “alive” and “fresh”.
A Scene
People like to visualize things,
and that is why your scene hook will
help them draw a clear picture
in their mind. You can
describe some incident
, or mention some particular features of a situation to let readers picture the scene
Such types of hooks for essays
serve to surprise
your reader.
Give the interesting fact about something you are going to describe
and discuss in your essay’s body, and you will grab the attention of your audience at once.
Statistics
It’s not the worst essay hooks idea as well. By giving some
proven facts
at the very beginning of you paper, you will interest your readers and
make them want to read more details about the fact provided
.
Transition Into The Topic
1.Conjunctive Adverbs

2.Transitional Phrases
Conjunctive Adverbs
accordingly
also
anyway
besides
certainly
consequently
finally
meanwhile
moreover
nevertheless
next
nonetheless
now
otherwise
furthermore
hence
however
incidentally
indeed
instead
likewise
similarly
still
then
thereafter
therefore
thus
undoubtedly
Transitional Phrases
in addition
in contrast
for example
for instance
of course
as a result
in other words
as a result
Thesis
A thesis statement is a
strong statement that you can prove with evidence.
It is
not
a simple statement of fact. A thesis statement should be the product of your own critical thinking after you have done some research. Your thesis statement will be the main idea of your entire project. It can also be thought of as the angle or point of view from which you present your material.
How Do I Know My Thesis is Strong?


Does my thesis pass the “how and why?” test?
If a reader’s first response is “how?” or “why?” your thesis may be too open-ended and lack guidance for the reader. See what you can add to give the reader a better take on your position right from the beginning.
Works Cited
♥ College of Arts and Sciences. Chapel Hill, 2010-2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/thesis-
statements/>.

♥UCSB Writing Program. South Hall, 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/donelan/para.html>.

♥Bid for Papers. 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://bid4papers.com/blog/hook-for-essay/>.
The Introduction serves as the 'map' of the paper. The introduction outlines the main arguments and points that develops in the essay.
(Pick one)
*Not a Question!
Fact or Definition
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