Introductions

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TYPES OF INTRODUCTIONS YOU CAN USE

PLACE A STAR BY THE ONE YOU FEEL YOU WOULD BEMORE EFFECTIVE WITH.

Background

  • Sometimes you may want to inform your readerof certain facts regarding your topic. Providing background on a topic may helpthe reader who isn't familiar with your subject matter.

    Analogy

  • If your argument is abstract, consider usingan analogy to open your essay. Analogies can put an argument in"real-life" terms, similar to parables in the Bible.

    Question

  • Opening with a rhetorical question sets aconversational tone for your essay. It's a good way to engage your reader, butbe careful that your question is meaningful and doesn't state the obvious.

    Action

  • An action lead immediately grabs your reader’sattention, getting him emotionally involved in some event. However, finding away to insert action into an informative essay may prove difficult.(ANECDOTE- small story to make a point thatleads to thesis)

    Personal

  • This lead gives the reader a look into a pieceof your life that directly relates to your topic. An effectively writtenpersonal introduction appeals to the reader's emotions. (ANECDOTE- small storyto make a point that leads to thesis)

 

PRACTICE Prompt:  Should people do things only to berecognized? Think carefully about this question.

Write an essay explainingwhether a person must always be acknowledged in order to have accomplishedsomething. *WRITE A SAMPLE INTRO BASED ON YOUR STARSELECTION BELOW.