How to write an Introductory paragraph. “One today is worth two tomorrows.” Ben Franklin. When you write an introductory paragraph, keep in mind that . . .
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“One today is worth two tomorrows.” Ben Franklin
(These are three different example of how you can begin your paragraph. If you will notice in the first sentence you simply introduce the topic. You do not state your position yet.)
(You can also begin your essay by asking a question. A question usually takes you to the heart of the problem quickly.)
(Finally, you can begin an essay by providing some information from a magazine or newspaper you might have read. This introduction is a bit more difficult to write, but just as effective as the other ones.)
Today smoking is an issue which is on everybody’s mind.The whole country is divided on this issue. Some people believe that smoking should be banned everywhere while others are not so harsh.However, I believe that tobacco should be outlawed because smoking endangers everyone’s health, pollutes the environment, and drains us of valuable energy.( 57)
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What do you think about banning smoking? The whole country is divided on whether smoking should be banned. I firmly believe that smoking should be outlawed because it endangers everyone’s health; it pollutes the environment, and it drains us of valuable energy. (41)
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In The Monitor it was recently stated that smoking is the greatest threat to our health. The whole country is divided on this issue. I believe that tobacco should be outlawed because it endangers everyone’s health; it pollutes the environment, and it drains of valuable resources. (49)
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