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How to Write Good Introductions

How to write good introduction paragraphs for essays!

Milan T.

on 25 February 2011

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Transcript of How to Write Good Introductions

How To Write a Good Introduction Step 1 Come up with a creative hook. You want the reader to be drawn to read your paper. Start off by presenting an interesting fact, question, or other idea. Anything to get people excited about reading your paper. Step 2 Come up with a strong thesis statement. This statement can come immediately after the hook, or at the very end, to be most effective. Make sure it's clear and simple: don't get into specifics until the actual essay. The reader should have a general understanding of your topic once they read your thesis statement. Be straightforward and to-the-point. Step 3 Take a couple sentences to further describe your thesis statement. Talk about the general topics of each of your paragraphs, or give some important background information. Here is where you give the minimum amount of information needed to fully understand your paper. Don't be too specific, though. Just give overall ideas. "This paper will discuss penguins."
"Deep in Antarctica, a father battles the frigid cold to protect his egg: welcome to the life of a penguin." Which sounds more interesting? "Penguins are better than every other type of bird."
"By the end of this essay, you will be thoroughly convinced that penguins are superior to any other type of bird species." Which sounds best? Instead of just knowing what your paper is about, these details will let the reader know the basis and idea behind your paper. Step 4 Finish off your paragraph with a strong finishing sentence. It should leave the reader wanting to continue, just like the hook. It can also be a transition into your next paragraph. This sentence will be the last sentence the reader will come across before going into your actual paper, so make sure it's interesting and catchy! http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/plt/images/PLT_Pencils_179_k.jpg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF8gN9AqtJQ&feature=relmfu Credits #2! Which sounds better?
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