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Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

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Which of the following identifies the proper order for the introductory paragraph?

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1.

Robert is writing an essay and in the last sentence of his introductory paragraph, he presented this as his thesis:

'My paper is about dating and social media.'

Why is this thesis NOT appropriate?

2. Why is the attention getter such an important element of the introductory paragraph?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Introductory paragraphs are a critical part of a composition. Because they come first, they set the stage for the rest of the essay. Assess what you know about building a strong introduction with this quiz. The quiz covers three main parts of an introduction and their correct order.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Identify the correct order for an introductory paragraph
  • Understand what a thesis statement should and should not consist of
  • Know why 'attention getters' are important
  • Recognize what makes a good attention getter
  • Name the purpose of the bridge in an introduction

Skills Practiced

Students have the chance to use these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on writing introductory paragraphs
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast good and bad examples of an introductory paragraph
  • Information recall - remember why the lesson's quote about the teenage girl's feelings was an effective attention getter

Additional Learning

The lesson, Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience, can give you more information about this topic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of writing an interesting introduction
  • Name three ways of creating an attention getter
  • Identify a strong thesis
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