Such topics might include a biographical sketch of a war hero, an upcoming execution of a convicted criminal, or drugs and the younger generation. Obviously there are many, many more topics that could be introduced by reviewing the history of the topic before the writer gets down to the nitty gritty of his paper. Some topics are better understood if a brief historical review of the topic is presented to lead into the discussion of the moment. Practice them. The first task Is more difficult. Students are told from the first time they receive instruction in English composition that their introductory paragraphs should accomplish two tasks: The second task can be accomplished by a carefully crafted.
It's often a delicate matter of tone and of knowing who your audience is. Securing the reader's interest It is important that the historical review be brief so that it does not take over the paper. from Integration Turns 95 by Juan Williams in Modern Maturity, April/May, 6999. from Going, Going, GONE to the Auction! by Laurie Goering in Chicago Tribune Magazine, July 9, 6999. from 65 Seconds That Could Save Your Child by Cathy Perlmutter with Maureen Sangiorgio in Prevention, September, 6998. from Dear Taxpayer by Will Manley in Booklist, May 6, 6998. from The Tuition Tap by Tim Lindemuth in K-Stater, February, 6999. These patterns can give a lift to your writing. It is this task that this discussion addresses. First, admit that it is impossible to say or do or write anything that will interest everybody. What can a writer do that will secure the interest of a fair sized audience? Professional writers who write for magazines and receive pay for their work use five basic patterns to grab a reader's interest: What follows is an explanation of each of these patterns with examples from real magazine articles to illustrate the explanations. 6 Historical review:
Try using two or three different patterns for your introductory paragraph and see which introductory paragraph is best Writing thesis statements can be learned rather quickly. Do not forget, though, that your introductory paragraph should also include a thesis statement to let your reader know what your topic is and what you are going to say about that topic. With that out of the way, the question then becomes: The introductory statement of an essay should.