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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 serves that same purpose as the topic sentence. With the topic sentence, however, you make your point in the first sentence; in the introduction your make your point in the last sentence.

The introduction should be several sentences long and the "topic sentence" -- or "thesis statement," as it's called -- is the final sentence.

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

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

2) The Transition
The sentence that moves from this quote or anecdote to your thesis statement

3) The Thesis Statement
This is a single sentence that explains that there are specific reasons you have come to you conclusion

Each of has a pretty standard format. Let's write your introduction.

Hook and Transition


Write your hook for your topic

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

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