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A basic review of introduction format and various kinds of hooks including the funnel, anecdote, description, definition, opposite view, question, quotation, statistic, and topic importance. Created by Coleman's Classroom.

A basic review of introduction format and various kinds of hooks including the funnel, anecdote, description, definition, opposite view, question, quotation, statistic, and topic importance. Created by Coleman's Classroom.

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The Essay: Introductions

  1. 1. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Essay Introduction Overview
  2. 2. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Introductions
  3. 3. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Introduction Purpose Gains the reader’s interest Informs the reader Provides Tone Presents the thesis Preview the major points that will support the thesis.
  4. 4. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Introduction Parts Lead In (Hook) Discuss Topic Thesis
  5. 5. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) General Statement Funnel Introduction General Specific
  6. 6. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Bookstores shelves today are crammed with dozens of different diet books. One of the worst fad diet is the Palm Beach Plan. Three factors make this the worst diet plan in existence.
  7. 7. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) Anecdote Short Story
  8. 8. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net As I stood before the grand edifice, I exhaled a breath of trembling air and looked down to examine myself one last time. My chef ’s coat still crisp and blinding white was untouched by grease or grime. I was finally starting my dream career.
  9. 9. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) Describe Something
  10. 10. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The sand glistened in the morning sunshine. The screech of sea birds accompanied the soft pounding of the surf. A cool light breeze rustled through the green leaves of the palms. It was a tropical Paradise.
  11. 11. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) Definition
  12. 12. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Happiness can be defined as a state of emotional contentment.
  13. 13. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) Opposite View Counter Argument
  14. 14. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Some people believe that money can’t buy happiness. They suggest that happiness comes from having good relationships with others; however, I disagree.
  15. 15. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) Question Sometimes Rhetorical
  16. 16. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Have you ever had a day that you wish could remain frozen in time? There are days filled with so much joy as though pain does not exist. Have you had that kind of day?
  17. 17. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) Quotation
  18. 18. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net Thomas Edison said, “Success is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration.” That motto has certainly been true in my life.
  19. 19. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) Fact Statistic
  20. 20. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The world’s largest women’s sporting event is the Indoor Volleyball Festival held in Reno, Nevada. For one week this festival hosts over 25,000 female competitors and their coaches.
  21. 21. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net The Lead In (Hook) Not in Book Topic Importance
  22. 22. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net In a recent poll on immigration, 75 % of Americans stated that illegal immigrants should be tracked down and removed from the country. With the majority expressing such views, the immigration problem is clearly reaching crises proportions.
  23. 23. Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net For More Information Email Mrs. C ccoleman@clmn.net Visit Coleman’s Classroom www.clmn.net

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