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Who cut the cheese?        You did.Non-Cheesy Introductions and Conclusions        Rachael Wendler, University of Arizona
Moves in an Introduction?                                     State ThesisGet Attention   Provide Background   (+ Partitio?)
The Epic Thesis
Check the conclusion.
Top 4CheesetasticHigh School   Hooks
1. The Historical Sweep“Since the dawn oftime…”“For centuries…”INSTEAD:Link to recent news
2. Overdramatic or Tired        Rhetorical Question                 “Can money ever buy happiness?”                 “What ...
3. The Dictionary Definition                           “Webster’s Dictionary defines                                    lo...
4. The Boring Overgeneralization                               “Helping others is a                               basic hu...
Take me to the text.
A provocativequote by a scholar.
Tell a story.
Use concrete      detail.
They Say/I Say.
The Middle:ConnectProvide Background
Freshen up your conclusion.
Remix, Don’tRestateSo What?Call for moreresearchLink to IntroLeave a thought
Creative Commons Image Credits•   Argument: Elisivefish•   Remix: AmadeusRecord•   Computer Smirk: Cygnoir•   Dawn of Time...
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Who Cut The Cheese? You Did: Creating Non-Cheesy Introductions and Conclusions

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How can you move beyond cheesy, high-school approaches to introductions and conclusions? This presentation first describes the moves necessary to an introduction, then helps students revise the thesis (by checking the conclusion and narrating to a friend at a coffee shop what the paper is about), then outlines the 4 most common overused hooks in introductions, and finally offers several alternatives for a more scholarly approach.

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Who Cut The Cheese? You Did: Creating Non-Cheesy Introductions and Conclusions

  1. 1. Who cut the cheese? You did.Non-Cheesy Introductions and Conclusions Rachael Wendler, University of Arizona
  2. 2. Moves in an Introduction? State ThesisGet Attention Provide Background (+ Partitio?)
  3. 3. The Epic Thesis
  4. 4. Check the conclusion.
  5. 5. Top 4CheesetasticHigh School Hooks
  6. 6. 1. The Historical Sweep“Since the dawn oftime…”“For centuries…”INSTEAD:Link to recent news
  7. 7. 2. Overdramatic or Tired Rhetorical Question “Can money ever buy happiness?” “What is love?”INSTEAD: A genuine, quirky rhetorical question
  8. 8. 3. The Dictionary Definition “Webster’s Dictionary defines love as…”INSTEAD: An interesting definition by a scholar
  9. 9. 4. The Boring Overgeneralization “Helping others is a basic human impulse valued in all cultures.”INSTEAD: Challenge a common belief or generalization
  10. 10. Take me to the text.
  11. 11. A provocativequote by a scholar.
  12. 12. Tell a story.
  13. 13. Use concrete detail.
  14. 14. They Say/I Say.
  15. 15. The Middle:ConnectProvide Background
  16. 16. Freshen up your conclusion.
  17. 17. Remix, Don’tRestateSo What?Call for moreresearchLink to IntroLeave a thought
  18. 18. Creative Commons Image Credits• Argument: Elisivefish• Remix: AmadeusRecord• Computer Smirk: Cygnoir• Dawn of Time: Steward Black• Epic: Rambling Cover• Cheese: Nhanusek• Question: Christoper Verdler• Story: Boston Public Library• Wheelbarrow: Mike Kazimer• Dictionary: Howard Lake• Dance: Brandon Heyer• Yawn: MBShane• Hide and Seek: KDH3• Cheesehead: EarlWhatISaw2• Text Power: Andrew Mason• Fresh: Katherine Martinelli

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