Essay Basics Pt. 9: Introductions

Check out the next-to-last installment in my Essay Basics series! Today we’re looking at introductions:

Let’s just dive into the extra resources:


Introductions handout (UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center):

Good advice about intros and conclusions (U. of Toronto Writing Centre):

Effective hooks (from Lisa Carothers of the Waunakee Community School District):

Hooks and Attention-Grabbers (George Brown University Tutoring & Learning Centre):

Thesis statements (UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Center):

Creating a thesis statement (Purdue OWL):

The thesis statement (Capital Community College):

The full-circle intro/conclusion (

Concrete hook and full-circle conclusion (from the book Persuasion Points):

Seven ways to write an introduction (Univ. of Victoria):

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