BC_-_ENC_0021Introductory_Paragraph

BC_ENC_0021Introdu - Get into the topic and let your reader perceive your purpose in the topic sentence of your beginning paragraph DO NOT • Use

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Introductory Paragraph Introductory paragraphs should accomplish two tasks: 1. They should get the reader's interest so that he or she will want to read more. 2. They should let the reader know what the writing is going to be about.
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Things NOT to do in an introductory paragraph: Apologize. Never suggest that you don't know what you're talking about or that you're not enough of an expert in this matter that your opinion would matter. Your reader will quickly turn to something else. Avoid phrases like the following: In my [humble] opinion . . . I'm not sure about this, but . . .
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DO NOT Announce your intentions . Do not flatly announce what you are about to do in an essay. In this paper I will . . . The purpose of this essay is to
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Unformatted text preview: . . . Get into the topic and let your reader perceive your purpose in the topic sentence of your beginning paragraph. DO NOT • Use a dictionary or encyclopedia definition. According to Merriam-Webster's WWWebster Dictionary, a widget is . . . Although definitions are extremely useful and it might serve your purpose to devise your own definition(s) later in the essay, you want to avoid using this in the beginning to an essay. • Get to it. • Move confidently into your essay. Many writers find it useful to write a warm-up to get them into the essay, to sharpen their own idea of what they're up to, and then they go back and delete the running start....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ENC 0025 taught by Professor Sattaur during the Fall '11 term at Broward College.

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BC_ENC_0021Introdu - Get into the topic and let your reader perceive your purpose in the topic sentence of your beginning paragraph DO NOT • Use

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