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Copy of Copy of Essay Introductions

Writing an essay's introductory paragraph.
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Marjorie Papa

on 20 March 2013

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Introduction Transitional sentence(s) Writing an Introduction Thesis Statement Attention Grabbers: (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Three important
parts of an essay’s
introduction:
Anecdote: a brief incident that relates to the theme of the essay Interesting fact or detail: a piece of information that will get your reader's attention Rhetorical question: a meaningful, unanswerable question that gets the reader thinking about your topic List of three words: Duh! a list of three words relating to your topic. Description: a brief description of a scene, person, or object that appeals to the reader's senses Indicate your topic. Clearly state what you are writing about. The transitional sentence acts like a bridge to make a smooth connection between the grabber and the thesis statement. You do not always need to include a transitional sentence, but you will definitely need to include background information leading from the grabber to the thesis. You may need to explain. Finally, clearly state your thesis statement. This lets the reader know your position on the topic. Make it a bold and factual statement that expresses your position on the topic. Explain example 1 in paragraph 1 Explain example 2 in paragraph 2 Explain example 3 in paragraph 3 Things NOT
to do in your introduction:

Apologize:
Never suggest that you do not know what you are talking about or that your opinion does not matter
 Announce your intentions
In this paper I will . . .
My essay is about . . .
The purpose of this essay is to . . .
Hi! My name is _______ and today
I will tell you about... Use a dictionary or encyclopedia definition
According to Webster’s dictionary . . .
Surprising statement: a grabby and catchy statement which
involves the reader in the essay There I was sitting in my sophomore high school English class. We were discussing the theme of prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird. I couldn't get over the characters, the themes and the way I just never wanted to put the book down. It was then I realized my calling: English teacher. Although my love of literature is one quality I can bring to teaching, I can offer many other admirable qualities as well. Becoming a teacher only takes four years of college, but the rewards last a lifetime. This is one of the main reasons I have always known I have wanted to go into eduction. Although teaching can be a difficult job, it is also one of the most rewarding. I possess many qualities including repsonsibility, dedication, and a thirst for education which make teaching the perfect career for me. What is your calling? Have you always known what you want to do
with your life? I have, and for me there is no other career except for
teaching. Ever since high school, I have dreamt of what it would
be like to stand in front of the classroom and impart my wisdom on
others. Although many people believe they can teach, I feel possess
many special qualities which I can bring to the classroom.
Responsiblity. Caring. Dedication. Three words which are the backbone of any career but especially important in teaching. Although many feel teaching is a difficult carreer, if one has the necessary qualities, teaching can be enjoyable. I feel as if I am the perfect candidate for a field in education due to my responsible, caring, and dedicated nature. The smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the clean blank slate of a white board, the whispers and murmurs of students as they walk down the hall. This is what I have always dreamed of in a career. Ever since I can remember I have know that teaching is the right career for me. I feel I bring many qualities to teaching including responsibilty, caring, and a thirst for knowledge. Teachers are not appreciated in today's society. This is a well-known fact and makes the job of teaching very difficult. Teachers have to deal with low pay, long hours, and little respect. Despite all the drawbacks to teaching, it is the only job I have ever dreamt of. Teaching requires dedication, responsibilty, and a thirst for knowledge and I feel as if I possess many of the qualities needed to become an effective teacher.
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