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How to Write an introduction paragraph
Transcript of How to Write an introduction paragraph
Attention Grabber (Hook)
Attention Grabber (Hook)
Transition Into 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.
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
6. Fact or Definition
A Literacy Quote
Such a hook for essay may be perfect when you write about some
particular author, story
, literary phenomenon,
, etc. Even if your essay is not fictional in nature, a literary quote will make it sound more “alive” and “fresh”.
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
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.
It’s not the worst essay hooks idea as well. By giving some
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
as a result
in other words
as a result
A thesis statement is a
strong statement that you can prove with evidence.
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.
♥ College of Arts and Sciences. Chapel Hill, 2010-2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/thesis-
♥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.
*Not a Question!
Fact or Definition