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 readers attention. NEVER start your paper saying, "In this paper, I will" or "This paper is about." Start strong
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
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.
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 expresses the overall idea of your paper and show where you stand on the topic.
Introduction Remember your introduction is built as follows Hook Bridge ThesisExamplehttp://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~esl-rc/HTML/writing/introduction/ex1fla.html