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Transcript of Writing Introductions
Supporting facts that will help the readers understand what they are reading.
A statement that tells what the essay is going to be about.
* Does not use the phrase "This essay will. . . .
Choose A Topic
Types of hooks:
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
Choose a topic that is important to you.
Choose a topic you can make an argument about.
Grab the readers' attention
Give some background information about your topic.
Write your own hook.
1. List 5 topics that you could write an essay about.
2. Talk about your list with a partner.
3. Choose one topic to practice with.
4. Open your notebook to an open page and title it "Practice Essay Introduction".
Get your readers' attention.
Write a sentence or two that tells your readers what your essay will be about.
Share and discuss your introduction with your partner.
Learn from each other!
Austen, Jane. Pride and prejudice. Champaign, Ill.: Project Gutenberg, 199. Print.
Many families cannot afford internet access, therefore, cities should provide free public Wi- Fi.
Do not say:
This essay will argue that cities should offer free public Wi- Fi.