Writing anIntroduction     Writing the introductory  paragraph can be a frustrating        and slow process
Introduction   If you planned your paper out, then most    of the introductory paragraph is already    written.
Hook   The first line reveals to the topic of your    paper   Heres your chance to introduce your topic    and grab your...
Hook   In your research, have you come across an odd    fact or interesting quote? Try starting your paper    with that....
Bridge   The bridge is a transition sentence that    connects the hook with the thesis    This can be     background inf...
Bridge  Without connecting sentences anintroductory paragraph will be difficult               to follow.
Thesis Statement   All the previous sentences have been    building up to this: your thesis.   Your thesis statement exp...
Introduction Remember your introduction is built as  follows   Hook      Bridge         ThesisExamplehttp://web.jjay.cuny...
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Writing an introduction

  1. 1. Writing anIntroduction Writing the introductory paragraph can be a frustrating and slow process
  2. 2. Introduction If you planned your paper out, then most of the introductory paragraph is already written.
  3. 3. Hook The first line reveals to the topic of your paper Heres your chance to introduce your topic and grab your readers attention. NEVER start your paper saying, "In this paper, I will" or "This paper is about." Start strong
  4. 4. Hook In your research, have you come across an odd fact or interesting quote? Try starting your paper with that. Professional writers who write for magazines and receive pay for their work use five basic patterns to grab a readers interest:  historical review  anecdotal  surprising statement  famous person  declarative
  5. 5. Bridge The bridge is a transition sentence that connects the hook with the thesis This can be  background information  connecting sentences It allows the reader to find out more about the topic.
  6. 6. Bridge Without connecting sentences anintroductory paragraph will be difficult to follow.
  7. 7. Thesis Statement All the previous sentences have been building up to this: your thesis. Your thesis statement expresses the overall idea of your paper and show where you stand on the topic.
  8. 8. Introduction Remember your introduction is built as follows Hook Bridge ThesisExamplehttp://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~esl-rc/HTML/writing/introduction/ex1fla.html

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