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FORM: Argument Essay Point-by-Point Introduction

The Essay Introduction

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A key difference between a paragraph and an essay is that an essay begins with an introduction. The introduction should be at least three sentences long and the "topic sentence" - or "thesis statement" - is the final sentence.

The structure of an introduction is as follows. You have:

1) The Hook
A powerful, specific anecdote, statistic or quote that "hooks" your readers into reading the essay

2) The Argument Transition
Unlike theThe sentence that moves from the quote or anecdote to your thesis statement

3) The Thesis Statement
The this statement must start with the strong modal should and make your position clear.

Hook and Transition


Write the hook for your topic

Write the sentence that transitions from the hook to your thesis statement