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Writing Introductions

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lacey Upchurch

on 20 December 2013

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Transcript of Writing Introductions

Writing a HOT Introduction
O
ther
Supporting facts that will help the readers understand what they are reading.
T
hesis
A statement that tells what the essay is going to be about.
* Does not use the phrase "This essay will. . . .
Choose A Topic
H
ook
Types of hooks:
Quotations
Questions
Statistics
Strong statements
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
-Jane Austin
Choose a topic that is important to you.
Choose a topic you can make an argument about.

Grab the readers' attention
Task:
Give some background information about your topic.
Task:
Write your own hook.
Task:
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.
Task:
Write a sentence or two that tells your readers what your essay will be about.
Share and discuss your introduction with your partner.
Ask questions!
Learn from each other!

Example:
Resources:
Austen, Jane. Pride and prejudice. Champaign, Ill.: Project Gutenberg, 199. Print.
Say:

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.


H- hook
O- other

T- Thesis
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