Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice


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Where would you TYPICALLY expect to find an essay's thesis statement?

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1. Thomas is thinking about including a funny anecdote in his introductory paragraph. Which of the following provides the BEST reason for doing this?

2. When you use the bookending technique, you _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need a firm grasp of thesis statements, as well as techniques like anecdotes, summarizing and bookending. You'll receive your quiz scores immediately after you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on the following with these quiz questions:

  • The typical location for a thesis statement
  • The use of anecdotes in an introductory paragraph
  • The definition of bookending
  • The definition of a call to action
  • Benefits of summarizing main points in a conclusion

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on strategies for writing introductions and conclusions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as bookending and a call to action
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where to place the thesis statement

Additional Learning

Get more information about essay writing in the accompanying lesson, Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define thesis statement
  • Understand the importance of writing a strong thesis statement
  • Recognize the significance of presenting useful background information in the introduction
  • Know how best to craft a conclusion