How to Write Your Introduction Paragraph Introduction Paragraph

How to Write Your Introduction Paragraph Introduction Paragraph

How to Write Your Introduction Paragraph Introduction Paragraph = Tornado This is your attention grabber. Holy Crap! Look at the crazy cloud! This is your brief explanation of what you will be talking about or, in this case, what is going on. Theres a weird funnel that looks like a tornado. This is your thesis, where you hit your point home.

Yup, thats a tornado alright. The 3 Steps to Writing Your Introduction Step 1: Grab you readers attention with a general statement about your topic. This is the HOOK. Step 2: Briefly explain in 25 sentences what the essay 5 sentences what the essay will be about by providing relevant background information. Step 3: End your introduction with a strong thesis statement that tells your reader what you intend to prove to him or her about your topic. Step 1: Hook Your

Reader Grab your readers attention with a general statement about the topic. Remember you have 3 ways to do this: 1. Dialogue 2. Vivid Description 3. Interesting Fact You want your reader to look like this Step 2:

Explain What You Are Talking About Briefly explain in 2-5 sentences what the essay will be Step 3: Write Your Thesis Statement Your thesis statement tells

the reader your position on a topic. It should be clear, concise and cunning like this cougar A cougar would not waste time if it wants to strike. Neither, should you. Your thesis needs to be direct and to the point. Step 3: Write Your Thesis Statement Youve already done this!!

Things to AVOID You should avoid using statements like, This essay will discuss or Im going to write about. In this essay, I am going to discuss the effects of long-term drug abuse. Long-term drug use can have disastrous effects on ones marriage, career, and health.

AVOID statements that are too broad, too specific, or to vague. Model Introduction Paragraph Smoking5 sentences what the essay related diseases cause an estimated 440,000 American deaths each year. Even with facts like these, the whole country is divided on this issue. Some people believe that smoking should be banned everywhere while others are not so harsh. However,

tobacco should be outlawed because smoking endangers everyones health, pollutes the environment, and drains us of valuable energy. Hook (Interesting Fact) Brief Explanation (Leads into thesis)

Thesis (What you will be proving) Another Model Introduction Paragraph Have you ever noticed that Athens is a popular name for cities? All cities that are named Athens are named after the Greek goddess Athena. The daughter of Zeus, Athena is the goddess of wisdom, just wars, and architecture. She is the best all-around Greek

mythology character because she is very wise, a great tactician, and she only helps fight justified wars. Hook (Thought-provoking question) Brief Explanation (Leads into thesis) Thesis

(What you will be proving) The Mini-Skirt Rule BE CONCISE For many of you, your essays are more comparable to an elderly, overweight man in a Speedo your essays are way too short, dont cover much at all, and some are just sad and

pathetic. Confused? Ask questions!

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