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How to Write an Introduction (R&J)

WHS Freshman English

J Goodbar

on 19 August 2016

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Transcript of How to Write an Introduction (R&J)

How to GRAB your reader!
Writing Introductions
Step 1: Decide your Topic
(Step 1.5)
Step 2: Thesis
Step 2: Creating your thesis
Step 2: Creating your thesis
Step 3: Create your HOOK!
Step 3: Types of Hooks
Write a claim

For this paper: Do you believe Romeo and Juliet is a love story?
Who is guilty for Tybalt's death?
Brainstorm WHY??!? you think that
Now that you have your evidence (or examples) to support why/why not
Romeo and Juliet
is a love story, organize your list from most effective example to least effective example.
Restate the question being answered and then list your three strongest examples:
What's that??
A. Use a Quote from a book or person
B. Tell an anecdote (or short story)
C. Ask your reader a question
D. State a shocking/less known statistic or fact
E. Create a list
List your support in your OWP Writing Notebook
Thesis: 1. The main argument or CLAIM of the paper and the reasons supporting it (in one sentence);

2. The statement or theory that the paper will be supporting, including the evidence
What's that??
Circle the THREE strongest
Romeo and Juliet
(is/is not) a
love story because... (reason 1,
reason 2, and reason 3)
____________ is guilty of killing
Tybalt because... (reason 1,
reason 2, and reason 3)

A "hook" is the VERY first sentence in an essay that grabs the reader's attention and draws them in. A hook often engages the reader's curiosity
MUST HAVE: Relevancy to your topic!
Step 3: Hook
In your OWP Writing Notebook, brainstorm potential hooks for YOUR paper.
Step 4: Put it all together!
Choose your hook (step 3), write your "filler", and then finish the paragraph with your thesis sentence (step 2).
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