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    • Writing an Introduction USF ENC 1102 By babybunini
    • ENC 1102 Rubric
      • When writing a paper for ENC 1101 and 1102 in USF, there is a particular rubric that needs to be followed.
      • The rubric lists the introduction under focus and organization:
        • Introduces the paper’s focus without relying on overgeneralizations, captures the reader’s attention, and prepares the reader for the paper.
        • Clearly defines/establishes the focus (main idea), provides a thesis and forecasts organization, if appropriate.
        • Capture’s the reader’s attention and prepares the reader for the paper.
          • Taken from the First Year Composition Assessment Rubric
    • What is an Introduction?
      • The introduction is what a reader sees first upon glancing at a paper.
        • Just as first impressions are important when meeting someone, this is how a reader judges if a paper is worth reading.
      • The introduction includes the main topic of the paper, stated clearly. This topic is called the thesis.
        • The location of the thesis is generally the last sentence of the introduction.
    • When to Write the Introduction
      • There are different times in which you can write the introduction:
        • In writing the first draft of a paper, the introduction can be written either:
          • At the beginning, when the paper is in it’s beginning stages, so that the paper can be written following the logic of the introduction.
          • After the first draft is mostly finished, the introduction is written based on what has already been written.
        • Writing the introduction at either time is acceptable, as long as the paper follows the logic of the introduction and vice, versa.
            • Adapted from the Perdue University OWL
    • How to start the Introduction
      • The first sentences in the introduction are the way to draw in the reader. Some examples are:
        • Begin with a question.
        • Begin with an anecdote that has to do with the paper.
        • Begin with an interesting fact.
        • Begin with irony or a paradox.
        • Begin with an analogy that has direct correlation.
      • However the introduction begins, make sure it has relates to the paper, and does not detract from your main point.
      • Adapted from the Perdue OWL
    • How to Write an Introduction
      • There are a couple of tried and proven ways to writing an introduction.
        • The Four D’s
        • Who, What, Why, When, Where, How
    • The Four D’s
      • The introduction is an important part of a paper, but it is a part of the whole. The first two points are about the introduction, but the last two are just as important to consider.
      • Define
        • Define the point of your paper.
      • Divide
        • Divide the points that will be the subject of the paper.
      • Discuss
        • This is how the body of the paper discusses the points divided out in the introduction
      • Drive home
        • The conclusion drives home the points that the introduction lists and the paper discusses.
            • Adapted from the Taft College Writing Lab
    • Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
      • Answering these questions will give an idea on what the basis of the paper will be about.
      • Answer these questions, then start the introduction generalized and work it up to the specific point of the thesis.
            • Adapted from the RSCC Online Writing Lab
    • So, in Conclusion
      • Remember, the introduction of the paper is the first things people see, so get their attention. Start with something interesting.
      • It is okay to draft your paper, then write your intro. Or you can write the intro to help draft the paper.
      • Find a way that suits your writing style to help you get started on the intro. Ask yourself relevant questions.
      • Make sure your introduction states your thesis!
    • Works Cited
      • Berven, Ellen. &quot;How to Begin to Write.&quot; 20 Mar 1998. The RSCC Online Writing Lab. 8 Dec 2008 <http://www.rscc.cc.tn.us/owl&writingcenter/OWL/HowtoBegin.html>.
      • Flateby, Teresa; Metzger, Elizabeth. &quot;First Year Composition Assessment Rubric.&quot; 2008. 7 Dec 2008 <https://usfweb3.usf.edu/FYC_admin/Assess/Default.aspx>.
      • &quot;Research Papers: Writing an Introduction.&quot; OWL . 1995-2004. Perdue University. 8 Dec 2008 <http://owl.english.purdue.edu/workshops/hypertext/ResearchW/writeintro.html>.
      • &quot;Writing Introductions.&quot; Taft College Online Writing Lab. 07 Dec 2008 <http://www.taft.cc.ca.us/newTC/Academic/LiberalArts/OWL/INTRO.HTML>.