Introductions and Conclusions CA II
Introduction Goals <ul><li>Since this is the first thing that your readers see you should do the three following things: <...
Techniques for Writing Introductions <ul><li>Begin with a question </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with an anecdote (story) </li><...
Setting the Tone <ul><li>From the opening paragraph you should decide your attitude toward your audience and topic. </li><...
Stating your opinion <ul><li>Your audience should be able to determine what your opinion is from the opening paragraph </l...
Conclusions:  Just as important as intros <ul><li>Since this is the last thing your audience reads, develop a paragraph th...
Conclusion techniques <ul><li>Restate the main idea </li></ul><ul><li>End with a thoughtful comment, a personal reaction, ...
END WITH A CALL TO ACTION!!!!!! <ul><li>End by asking the reader to take a specific action. </li></ul>
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Introductions and conclusions

  1. 1. Introductions and Conclusions CA II
  2. 2. Introduction Goals <ul><li>Since this is the first thing that your readers see you should do the three following things: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Catch the reader’s interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set the tone of the composition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Present your opinion </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Techniques for Writing Introductions <ul><li>Begin with a question </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with an anecdote (story) </li></ul><ul><li>State a startling fact or an unusual opinion </li></ul><ul><li>SMACK YOUR READERS IN THE FACE AND GET THEIR ATTENTION!!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Setting the Tone <ul><li>From the opening paragraph you should decide your attitude toward your audience and topic. </li></ul><ul><li>The tone could be serious, humorous, formal, informal, critical– even outrage. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stating your opinion <ul><li>Your audience should be able to determine what your opinion is from the opening paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that every claim (argument) you make in the paper needs to be backed up with support! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conclusions: Just as important as intros <ul><li>Since this is the last thing your audience reads, develop a paragraph that properly wraps up your paper and leaves the reader with a great concluding thought. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conclusion techniques <ul><li>Restate the main idea </li></ul><ul><li>End with a thoughtful comment, a personal reaction, or a look to the future. Bring your paper full circle! </li></ul><ul><li>Use a quotation. </li></ul><ul><li>And most importantly… </li></ul>
  8. 8. END WITH A CALL TO ACTION!!!!!! <ul><li>End by asking the reader to take a specific action. </li></ul>

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