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Introductions and conclusions

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Mrs. Scanlon's Mini-Lesson

Mrs. Scanlon's Mini-Lesson

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  • 1. Introductions and Conclusions CA II
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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!!!
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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!
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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…
  • 8. END WITH A CALL TO ACTION!!!!!!
    • End by asking the reader to take a specific action.