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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.
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.
I believe that
time is limited.
Do not say:
This essay will explain my belief that time is limited.
Ex. Is time limitless?
I used to believe that it was. I remember when my family’s Sunday night dinners at my grandparents’ house seemed as if they would never end. I would have been happy eating Papa John’s pizza and fighting over the banana peppers that came in the box every week for the rest of my life.