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Writing an Introduction - The Outsiders

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Frances Jacobs

on 9 April 2013

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Transcript of Writing an Introduction - The Outsiders

Essay Writing As you already know, your assignment was to
write a five paragraph essay. In a multiple paragraph essay, the first
paragraph will be your introduction. The introduction must contain: a hook - I'll say more about that shortly, a mention of what you'll be discussing in your essay, and your thesis statement - the point you are going to make in the essay. The hook can be a interesting quote, something funny - if appropriate, or a startling fact. We're going to do a little of
this together, so let's talk
about it -
what type of hook
should we use? In the next part of the introduction
we will mention briefly what we will be discussing in
our essay. Let's talk about it -
what should those
sentences
include? The last sentence of our introduction
should be the thesis statement. Let's talk about it - what point are we
trying to make in this essay? So, let's talk it about it - what was the topic for this writing assignment? Now, back to our directions for writing an introduction. Let's get busy! Now, just in case you didn't get it, watch
and listen to this youtube video that reviews
what I just said. The body paragraphs of your essay are going
to be about heroic characters from the book
The Outsiders, so you
need to mention that - and give a tiny summary - in the
middle part of your introduction. You will need to mention the ideas you are
going to cover in your body paragraphs in the same
order as you are going to write about them in the body
of your paper. Here's a quick review:
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