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Mrs. Scanlon's Mini-Lesson

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