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  1. How to Write an Absolutely Brilliant Introduction

  2. How to Write an Absolutely Brilliant Introduction The advice of Eowyn Brown

  3. Contents of the Introduction:

  4. Contents of the Introduction: • Hook

  5. Contents of the Introduction: • Hook • Background Information

  6. Contents of the Introduction: • Hook • Background Information • Thesis Statement

  7. The Hook:

  8. The Hook: • First Sentence

  9. The Hook: • First Sentence • Attention-Grabbing

  10. The Hook: • First Sentence • Attention-Grabbing • Question or Statement

  11. The Hook

  12. The Hook • Questions:

  13. The Hook • Questions: • How would you feel if you failed an assignment and it was not your fault?

  14. The Hook • Questions: • How would you feel if you failed an assignment and it was not your fault? • Could the miracle of the twentieth century be a dark threat for future generations?

  15. The Hook • Questions: • How would you feel if you failed an assignment and it was not your fault? • Could the miracle of the twentieth century be a dark threat for future generations? Statements:

  16. The Hook • Questions: • How would you feel if you failed an assignment and it was not your fault? • Could the miracle of the twentieth century be a dark threat for future generations? Statements: • Many students who are studying in Intensive English Language Program (IELP) usually have only one goal – learning English well.

  17. The Hook • Questions: • How would you feel if you failed an assignment and it was not your fault? • Could the miracle of the twentieth century be a dark threat for future generations? Statements: • Many students who are studying in Intensive English Language Program (IELP) usually have only one goal – learning English well. • Imagine there was a lot of wild animals prowling for prey in the park nearby your house.

  18. Background Information

  19. Background Information • Between 3 – 5 Sentences

  20. Background Information • Between 3 – 5 Sentences • Leads the reader from the hook to the thesis

  21. Background Information • Between 3 – 5 Sentences • Leads the reader from the hook to the thesis • Builds logically from one sentence to the next

  22. Background Information • Between 3 – 5 Sentences • Leads the reader from the hook to the thesis • Builds logically from one sentence to the next

  23. A Bad Example: The environment is really important. Governments all over the world have passed laws to protect it. For example, water and air pollution are causing problems throughout the world. Some people can’t even drink the water in their countries. In some parts of Asia, the soil is too dirty to grow plants and the people have died as a result. Individuals should help do many things. Individuals can do three things: recycle, stopping the use of so much petroleum, and use transportation.

  24. Problems:

  25. Problems: • Disorganized Sentences

  26. Problems: • Disorganized Sentences • “For example” is not an example

  27. Problems: • Disorganized Sentences • “For example” is not an example • Unclear relationship between ideas • Dirty soil causes death? How?

  28. A Good Example: The essential thing for life on this planet is environmental health, because all living things depend on environmental health for life itself. Most people are aware that we currently face a number of serious threats to the health of our environment, but have you ever considered that individuals can help contribute to environmental health? Not only is it possible, it is necessary for each and every individual to help re-establish environmental health on earth. There are three main ways individuals can do this: supporting and using public transportation, conserving non-renewable resources by increasing reliance on alternative energy, and increasing efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle consumer goods.

  29. Remember! To! Funnel!

  30. The Thesis Statement

  31. The Thesis Statement • Takes a Position / States the Main Idea

  32. The Thesis Statement • Takes a Position / States the Main Idea • Outlines the Upcoming Paragraph Topics

  33. Bad Examples:

  34. Bad Examples: • However, if you are one of the many students who are still confused about which career to pursue, here are the jobs that will have the most growth in the number of people employed over the next decade.

  35. Bad Examples: • However, if you are one of the many students who are still confused about which career to pursue, here are the jobs that will have the most growth in the number of people employed over the next decade. • There are differences from another in food, rules, and religion.

  36. Bad Examples: • However, if you are one of the many students who are still confused about which career to pursue, here are the jobs that will have the most growth in the number of people employed over the next decade. • There are differences from another in food, rules, and religion. • I’ll show you three main differences such as character, idea, and budget.

  37. Good Examples:

  38. Good Examples: • People should know that making out in public is rude because it definitely makes others uncomfortable, it should be done in a private place, and it doesn’t respect others at all.

  39. Good Examples: • People should know that making out in public is rude because it definitely makes others uncomfortable, it should be done in a private place, and it doesn’t respect others at all. • Group work should be eliminated from the IELP because it’s difficult to study together, it’s unfair during working process, and it hides the true abilities of the students.

  40. Good Examples: • People should know that making out in public is rude because it definitely makes others uncomfortable, it should be done in a private place, and it doesn’t respect others at all. • Group work should be eliminated from the IELP because it’s difficult to study together, it’s unfair during working process, and it hides the true abilities of the students. • The animals should be removed from the park blocks because they bother people, some people are allergic to them, and some people are scared of them.

  41. Recap:

  42. Recap: • Introductory Paragraph = Important!

  43. Recap: • Introductory Paragraph = Important! • Ideas should flow from general to specific

  44. Recap: • Introductory Paragraph = Important! • Ideas should flow from general to specific • Contents:

  45. Recap: • Introductory Paragraph = Important! • Ideas should flow from general to specific • Contents: • Hook

  46. Recap: • Introductory Paragraph = Important! • Ideas should flow from general to specific • Contents: • Hook • Background Information

  47. Recap: • Introductory Paragraph = Important! • Ideas should flow from general to specific • Contents: • Hook • Background Information • Thesis Statement

  48. Go forth and earn As.