Creating an Effective Introduction and Conclusion

Creating an Effective Introduction and Conclusion

Read the following Items. If it is a complete sentence write S. If it isnt write F. Try to fix the fragments you identify/find. 1.When a new term begins. 2.It is always a great time to start all over again. 3.You can make new goals. 4.Said never give up. 2 How can I improve the quality of the essay with the Introduction and

Conclusion? When you open the front door of a house you can sense if youre comfortable or even if you want to stay awhile..Similarly, the lead or beginning of a piece of writing is the front door. You want your guests or readers to feel compelled to stay and linger. The Revision Toolbox by Georgia Heard

4 These are all terms or expressions used to describe the importance of grabbing the readers attention at the beginning of the essay. Use a Hook to begin and end the essay.

The Hook should always prepare the reader for the essay that will follow by staying on the topic. Be careful not to overuse the same type of Hook with every essay. Eg. The Rhetorical question or dialogue.

By the way, announcing your topic is NEVER a good idea, In the following essay I will. These are all terms or

expressions used to describe the importance of grabbing the readers attention at the beginning of the essay. It is important that you use a technique that will not only grab the readers attention, but prepare them for topic that will be discussed in the essay. Be careful not to overuse the same type of Hook with every essay. Eg. The Rhetorical question or dialogue. By the way, announcing your

topic is NEVER a good idea. Bring closure to the essay by using the same creative hook to close out the essay. This leaves the reader with a lasting impression and brings a unique sense of closure to the essay. Listen to these

examples. Eric! Put your head in the window! What do you mean what did you do?! Do it! Now! This, and more, is what my bus driver, Mrs._________, has to go through day after long day. That, and some more reasons, is why I would like to trade places with her. I want to know how she can do it. Ill admit this is not the most glamorous person in the world to trade places with, but it fascinates me. My first reason is. Once upon a

time, there lived a little girl with a red riding hood Kind of a boring, clich intro! 11 Start with a short (4 or 5 word maximum) effective sentence Her hair shone gold.

Start with an interesting metaphor or simile The wolf was a tornado, changing the lives of all who crossed his path. Start with an interesting question for the reader to ponder Who could have thought that a simple trip to Grandmas house could end in tragedy? 12

Start with a subordinate clause or other complex sentence form Though the road to Grandmas house was spooky, Red skipped along with an air of confidence. Start with a riddle Who has big eyes, big teeth and is dressed in Grandmas clothes? Yes, you guessed it, the Big Bad Wolf. 13

Fill in these blanks: ___ was the kind of ___ who/that ___ - Little Red was the kind of girl who thought wolves would never bother her. Capture a feeling or emotion: You might be surprised to learn that a little girl couldnt recognize her own mother. 14

Use a string of adjectives Tall, dark, and with an air of confidence, the woodsman entered the house. What fairy tales, fables, or stories do you know well enough to write eight new, possible introductions? 15 GROUP 2:

Use the Capture the feeling or emotion model for The Three Little pigs. Create a Hook which uses the capture the feeling or emotion model for the Drugs are bad for you. GROUP 3:

Use the Start with a Simile or Metaphor technique to create a Hook for Cinderella. Next use a Reflective Question to ponder technique. Rewrite the Introduction for the Drugs are bad for you essay using one of these techniques. y

Ac tiv i t The Tortoise and the Hare Cinderella The 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf

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