Class Notes April 11, 2016

What makes a good introduction?

A. Has a “hook” begins to answer “So what” or “Why should I care?”

  1. Begin with an anecdote or really striking example
  2.  Introduce the subject with a quote from one of your sources, or a couple of quotes that represent different points of view about your topic
  3. Begin with a hypothetical
  4. Introduce a statistic that demonstrates the magnitude or scale of the problem/issue that your thesis addresses

B. Lets the audience know your thesis

C. Provides an overview or roadmap of your argument

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