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How to Introduce a Topic Clearly With a Summary Preview

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Why use a story to start your paper?

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1. What is the purpose of a Summary Preview?

2. What is one major mistake we might make when choosing a topic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will test you on the construction of an introductory paragraph, including the summary preview, using a story as an initial introduction, and limiting your topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will ask you about the following:

  • Purpose of a summary preview
  • Potential mistake when choosing an essay topic
  • Difference between a summary preview and a thesis statement
  • What it means to limit a topic

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about writing an introductory paragraph in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to write a summary preview
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about summary previews and limiting your topic

Additional Learning

Do you ever feel stressed when trying to figure out how to begin a paper? The lesson, How to Introduce a Topic clearly With a Summary Preview, will help you feel more confident when writing the first paragraph of an essay. This lesson will cover such objectives as:

  • Define summary preview
  • Learn how to use a story to start your introductory paragraph
  • Discuss thesis statements
  • Review examples of summary previews
  • Learn how to limit your topic
  • Discuss transitioning from an introductory story to the thesis statement
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