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Expository Introductions

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Sherrie Berry

on 28 March 2016

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Transcript of Expository Introductions

Expository Introductions
An Expository Introduction should:
*Clearly state what the essay is about!
Funnel
A funnel reveals background information leading to a focused main idea (or thesis) statement.
Quotation
This strategy uses a quote to introduce the main idea.
Turnabout
A turnabout starts with the opposite idea and then turns to the focus.
Focus!
The MOST important thing is a clear, focused thesis or main idea statement!
You must tell the reader what you are writing about!
*Hook the reader and make them want to read more.
The next important thing is to interest your reader.
Hooking the reader is the most important in a narrative.
Example:
Birds, horses, rats and other animals all have special talents which have been used by humans. However, no animal has quite as many special talents as dogs.
What is the topic?
"Never trust a man a dog doesn't like," the proverb says. This implies that dogs can tell the character of a person before a human can. In many ways this is true.
topic?
Dogs are cute, smart, and loyal. However, dogs can have annoying habits.
What's the topic?
Football, soccer, and golf are popular games, but my favorite is baseball.
There are many reasons I like baseball.
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