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Introductions Should Capture The Reader’s Attention And Build Interest In The Subject Through: An Interesting Detail Or Fact A Biography A Quotation or Quotations A Startling Statistic A Question or Sequence of Questions Narration Description A Definition A Surprising or Shocking Statement Referring To Something You’ve Read All Of These Introductory Methods Hook The Reader To Continue With The Essay See The Writers Response 85-88.
Thesis Statements Can Be Implied or Specific: Implied (This kind of thesis statement is general in nature, specifics are given) Langston Hughes’ short story, Salvation is a very good piece of writing. There are many parts of Langston Hughes’ short story, Salvation worth remembering. Specific (This kind of thesis statement reveals everything to follow in the body paragraphs.) Langston Hughes’ brilliant use of description and his ability to be childlike in telling the story really bring it to life.
Conclusions Bring The Paper To An End By: Looking back over the points mentioned in the body paragraphs Emphasizing important points you don’t want the reader to forget Referring to something in the introduction Explain how a problem was solved Looking forward to the future Poising a question for the reader to consider Giving advice Suggesting a call to action based on a position put forth in the essay See The Writer’s Response, 88-90.
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