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Hook ‘ em in. Close it out. Freshman Composition. What is a hook?. A hook is your creative and graceful entry into a topic. Should arouse the interest of the reader Compel the reader to keep reading Establish a tone Allow the rest of the paper to unfold. A good hook….

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Hook em in close it out

Hook ‘em in.Close it out.

Freshman Composition

What is a hook
What is a hook?

A hook is your creative and graceful entry into a topic.

A good hook

A good hook…

What does this hook or opening line do for you? Does it work? Not work? Raise questions? Explain.

How do i hook a reader
How do I hook a reader? work? Not work? Raise questions? Explain.

Dramatic anecdote

Dramatic Anecdote



Begin with a dilemma

Begin with a Dilemma

Present surprising facts statistics

Present Surprising Facts & Statistics

Use a fitting quotation

Use a Fitting Quotation

Ask a provocative question

  • If your story deals your ideas to a larger issue or phenomenawith or answers a question, raise the question for your reader!

  • Ex) Why would anyone give up a beach house on the Cape to spend the summer volunteering in a overcrowded, understaffed animal shelter?

Ask a Provocative Question

Define a key term

  • If there is a important but unknown word integral to your story, define it!

  • If there is a word that might have a vague definitions, or might have varied definitions, define it!

  • Ex) The term “hero” means many different things to different people. After one life changing fishing trip, I define a hero as. . .

Define a Key Term

Practice!! story, define it!

Practice! Practice! Practice!

Wrapping it all up
Wrapping it all up: story, define it!

How to close out your personal narrative



Ways to close

Bad the tone and topic of your paper

In conclusion…

And so I learned…

In the end…

The End

And they lived happily ever after


  • Return to the hook

  • Give the audience something to think about

  • Make the reader see things in a new light

  • Demonstrate your growth

Ways to Close