Description of Intro and Conclusion Requirements

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Academic Resource Center Wheeling Jesuit University Ground Floor Ignatius Hall x4473 www.wju.edu/arc/ How Do I Write an Introduction and Conclusion? The Introduction Since it is a paragraph ( see ARC handout on paragraphs ), the introduction ought to include a topic sentence. Yet this topic sentence ought to be a more general topic sentence, something that introduces the topic of your PAPER rather than simply the specific paragraph. Example: In an example/illustration paper about roommates, a good opening topic sentence might look something like this: “Everyone seems to have a story about the college roommate from hell” or “The roommate one is assigned in college has a lot to say about the kind of collegiate experience one will have.” These statements sound almost like thesis statements, but they’re too general. Yet both contain a germ of the eventual thesis, while introducing the topic of your paper. ü The introduction also ought to indicate, either in a subtle way or more directly, the compositional form you will use in your paper. Often the construction of a thesis will imply this information, and this is usually enough. (In a comparison/contrast paper, for instance, the thesis ought to include a comparison: “better than”, “more significant”, etc.). ü The introduction must also include a thesis. (See ARC handout on Thesis Statement for more information).
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2010 for the course ENGL 212 taught by Professor Trepanier during the Fall '09 term at Concordia Canada.

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