Qualities Clear Focused on general topic Acts as a “bridge” between grabber and thesis
Purpose Give the reader context Tell the reader the general topic that is going to be discussed in the paper
That means… It won’t be an opinion. It has to connect logically by “flowing” from grabber. It has to connect logically by introducing the reader to the topic of the thesis statement.
How does it look in a paragraph? The next slide will show how a grabber can begin an introduction to get the readers attention. (It is then followed by the focus statement) The introduction then ends with the thesis statement.
Example Bosses expect an employee to work for his paychecks, so the employee who expects to get paid for doing nothing will soon be out of a job. Sadly, parents often contradict this life lesson by giving their children an allowance for just being children. The parents do not tie the “pay” to any responsibility. Children should not be given an allowance because it denies them the important lesson that they need to learn to earn for themselves.