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The Introduction (ES 2, 3, 4)

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  • As stated before, the introductory paragraph introduces the reader to your topic, hooks their attention, and has a good thesis statement (the thesis statement should be one sentence that tells the reader what the point of the paper will be).

    Watch the videos below to understand how to write a good introduction. Please note that the videos are writing about topics that we are NOT writing about for this essay.

     This video was made for a college, but contains information we can use for our class as well.


    Next, browse the links I gave you in the "What does good writing contain?" lesson again concerning the introduction paragraph:

    Writing an Introduction 1

    Writing an Introduction 2

    Creating a Thesis Statement

    After watching the videos and looking through the links, it is now time for you to write the introduction to your paper. Remember to address the prompt:

    After reading a variety of short stories through the quarter, choose one and write an essay that analyzes and evaluates how specific literary devices (that means elements and techniques) affect meaning. Be sure to support your position with evidence from the text.

    Submit your introduction paragraph to the dropbox when you have completed it. I only want to see your introduction.

    I have included the rubric and the short stories again for your reference.