Attention Getters for Essays: Types & Examples


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Should the attention getter explain exactly what the essay is about?

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1. Where should an attention getter appear in an essay?

2. Which of the following is NOT a good attention getter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Attention getters in academic essays are an important component of the essay, and this quiz and worksheet will help you to identify effective attention getters and how they should be used in essays. You'll be tested on where an attention getter should be located in an essay and the definition of an anecdote.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following topics:

  • The purpose of an attention getter
  • Where an attention getter should appear in an academic essay
  • Identifying an ineffective attention getter
  • The definition of an anecdote
  • Common types of attention getters

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet enables students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the related lesson on attention getters for academic essays
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of attention getters
  • Defining key concepts - ensure you can correctly define key words, such as hook and anecdote
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about attention getters

Additional Learning

To learn more about attention getters, review the accompanying lesson, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define the interchangeable terms attention getter and hook
  • Identify the purpose of an attention getter
  • Identify the types of attention getters and when to use each type
  • Define a quotation attention getter
  • Identify how to use a statistic as an attention getter
  • Know when to use a question as an attention getter
  • Define anecdote