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Introductions. Three Things an Intro Must Do. Get the readers attention Set the tone State the thesis. Thesis Statement. Thesis is not your topic, but rather what you want to say about your topic Develop your thesis statement from your prewriting

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Three things an intro must do
Three Things an Intro Must Do

  • Get the readers attention

  • Set the tone

  • State the thesis


Thesis statement
Thesis Statement

  • Thesis is not your topic, but rather what you want to say about your topic

  • Develop your thesis statement from your prewriting

  • Identify both your limited topic and your main ideas about it

  • Make your thesis statement clear and specific

  • Be guided by your thesis statement as you plan and write


Techniques
Techniques

  • Start with a question

  • Open with an anecdote or example

  • Open with a startling or unusual fact, idea, or opinion

  • Address the reader directly

  • Simply state your topic or thesis

  • Describe a person, object, or place

  • Begin with interesting, specific details

  • Begin with your stance on an issue


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