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  • Preparing for the 10 th Grade Writing Test
  • Writing the Introduction
    • What is an introduction?
      • Just like when you introduce yourself to someone who you do not know, the introduction of an essay introduces the reader to your topic and your ideas.
    • The Introduction is like an upside down triangle.
    • Just like a triangle the long flat line is a BASE. It is what we build the whole essay on!
    Base
    • We get the base from the prompt or the question.
    • For example, in Part 1 of the Prompt may say: Write a letter explaining the meaning of responsibility as it relates to the high school experience . This letter will be included in a high school orientation booklet. You may use the following information, your own experiences, observations, and/or readings.
    • Using that, I might create my base with their ideas. I might say something like: There are many meanings of responsibility . This is true even as it relates to the high school experience .
    • Do you see where I took most of my big ideas right out of the prompt. I just added a few words to make it sound good.
    • To whom it may concern,
    • There are many meanings of responsibility . This is true even as it relates to the high school experience .
    Base Do you see where I got my opening sentence? Do you see how that is very general. Now I need to build to the specific.
    • The Introduction is like an upside down triangle.
    • Just like a triangle, The base builds or narrows down to the point. There is a lot of room between the base and the point. We must fill that up with our ideas.
    Body of the Introduction
    • Let ’s brainstorm some ways that students might be responsible.
      • Studying
      • Behaving
      • Working
        • Can you think of some other ideas.
    • Let ’s pick two of these to write about!
    • To whom it may concern,
    • There are many meanings of responsibility . This is true even as it relates to the high school experience . Students can be responsible by working hard and studying. They can also make sure they behave properly at school.
  • Is this a little easier than you thought?
    • The Introduction is like an upside down triangle.
    • Just like a triangle there must be a POINT. It is the POINT of the whole essay!
    Point….. This may be called the thesis
    • To whom it may concern,
    • There are many meanings of responsibility . This is true even as it relates to the high school experience .
    Point Do you see where I got my opening sentence? Do you see how that is very general. Now I need to build to the specific.