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Introductions & Conclusions. Setting up your argument and ending strong. The first paragraph of your essay introduces your reader to the topic(s) you will be discussing in your paper. It sets the scene and provides the reader with the necessary background information.

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introductions conclusions

Introductions & Conclusions

Setting up your argument and ending strong.

why are introductions important

The first paragraph of your essay introduces your reader to the topic(s) you will be discussing in your paper.

  • It sets the scene and provides the reader with the necessary background information.
  • It presents your main argument/thesis.
  • It develops interest/intrigue in your paper.
Why are introductions important?
what do you need to include in your introduction

Time, place, and important background information for your topic.

  • Introduce and explain any important people or vocabulary that the average person may not be familiar with (if it is a vocabulary word in your unit outline you should assume the average person would not know it).
  • At the end of your introductory paragraph you should have your thesis statement (main argument).
  • Any other information that the reader may need to know related to your thesis in order to understand your supporting paragraphs.
What do you need to include in your introduction?
lets practice

Your topic is the school’s hat policy. You can choose whether you are going to argue for or against it.

Write an introductory paragraph that includes:

  • Time, place, and important background information for your topic.
  • Introduce and explain any important people or vocabulary that the average person may not be familiar with.
  • At the end of your introductory paragraph you should have your thesis statement (main argument).
  • Any other information that the reader may need to know related to your thesis in order to understand your supporting paragraphs.
Lets Practice!
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Dress codes and restrictions are one of the ways dictators have controlled their people in the past. Many public schools imitate fascist regimes in this regard. Triton Regional High School is a public high school in Byfield, MA that serves the towns of Newbury, Rowley, and Salisbury. In 2012 the superintendent of schools banned students from wearing hats in any of the school buildings. While the intent of the superintendent may not have been to invoke the policies of fascist dictators, this can be seen as the first step on a slippery slope to banning all other forms of expression. By banning the wearing of hats at Triton Regional High School they school is creating a restrictive environment that infringes on the rights and freedoms of their students.

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Did you know it is still common for lawyers to wear wigs in court in many countries? Doctors wear specific medical scrubs. People who work at Market Basket must wear name tags and aprons as part of their work uniforms. No matter what career one chooses to go into in this day and age one will encounter dress codes and uniforms. Therefore it is not unreasonable that the superintendent at Triton Regional High School has decided to ban the wearing of hats in schools starting in 2012. Triton Regional High School is a public school in Byfield, MA that serves approximately 800 students from the surrounding towns. One of the missions of the school is to prepare these students for life after high school, whatever their paths may be. Since the role of the school is prepare hundreds of students for whatever path life may take them in, it seems reasonable that the school will help to prepare them for these options by restricting dress codes and the wearing of hats to model what will be expected of these students in careers, community, and college.

why are conclusions important

A conclusion is the last chance to make your point to your reader – refresher or your main argument and highlights of the main points.

  • An opportunity for you to make connections to other topics/subjects.
  • A chance to interject your opinions.
  • A place to bring up counter arguments.
Why are conclusions important?
what do you need to include in your conclusion

Restate your thesis statement/main arguments in a new way – no longer needs to be one sentence & should not be the same as in the introductory paragraph.

  • Highlight the main ideas and points from the paper (1 highlight for each supporting paragraph/idea).
  • Make connections to other topics – you’re writing about Hitler, but see connections to Napoleon? Now’s the time to point that out. You’re reading about this in English? Mention it here.
  • Give your opinion on the topic. Your introductory and supporting paragraphs should rely on facts, but the conclusion is a chance for you to share your own personal thoughts.
What do you need to include in your conclusion?
lets practice1

Your topic is the school’s hat policy. You can choose whether you are going to argue for or against it.

Write a concluding paragraph that includes:

  • Restate your thesis statement/main arguments in a new way (different than how you wrote it in the practice intro paragraph)
  • Highlight the main ideas and points from the paper (1 highlight for each supporting paragraph/idea).
  • Connections to other topics
  • Your opinion on the topic.
Lets Practice!
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Students may still protest about the hat rule, but it is obvious their complaints are groundless. The banning of hats in school is a logical decision made by the superintendent. As previously stated and proven no matter what field a student decides to go into they will be subject to some kind of dress restrictions. Looking at the requirements for a construction worker, doctor, and baker make it clear that there is no escaping these expectations no matter what field you may enter. Many believe that freedom of dress is an extension of the first amendment rights of freedom of expression, this clearly isn’t so. One can express oneself verbally while still adhering to a dress code, therefore their freedoms of expression is not being infringed upon. Students may continue to fight and argue against the ban on hats, but it is a waste of their time that they could be dedicating to more important pursuits, such as learning how to write an effective conclusion. Clearly this is a valid rule, and an issue that the students should let go of in order to move onto more important matters.

what is going to be expected of me for the industrial revolution dbq

Writing an introduction that meets all the requirements reviewed in this PowerPoint.

  • Having a clear and specific thesis statement in your introduction paragraph that answers the question.
  • Supporting your thesis statement with evidence from the documents in the body paragraph.
  • Writing a conclusion that meets all the requirements reviewed in this PowerPoint.
What is going to be expected of me for the Industrial Revolution DBQ?