2What is a Bold Statement? A bold statement is usually exclamatory.Because this statement is said or read with great enthusiasm, it often captures the reader’s attention. This makes a bold statement a good hook.Bold statements can be controversial. Since this statement stirs up people’s emotions, it will engage the reader, even if he or she doesn’t agree with the writer.Bold statements can be used in either first or third person point of view.This type of hook is effective in both informational and persuasive/argumentative essays.
3A SampleAll sports programs should be cut from school budgets! Although this idea will upset many people, it is the right thing to do when dealing with tax payer’s dollars. Students themselves can pay a fee to play sports or join a local recreational team. Too many tax payer’s dollars are spent on school sports programs; therefore they should be cut. Eliminating these programs will allow school districts to employ more educators to reduce class size, to purchase more technology to get students ready for real world jobs, and to include more elective classes for students to broaden their horizons. Black – hook Brown – Background White – Thesis/Essay Map
4Another SampleCutting sports programs may save the school district money, but it absolutely the wrong thing to do! Many tax payers are angrily stating that the school district spends too much money on sports programs. However, they are uninformed about the benefits of sports programs. Sports programs benefit students in many ways. Being an athlete helps students gain confidence, develop a strong work ethic, and employ teamwork. Black – hook Brown – Background White – Thesis/Essay Map