eng101_week7_reading1 - Axia College Material Effective...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Axia College Material Effective Introductions and Conclusions The introduction and conclusion may either increase or decrease the effectiveness of a paper. An introduction may hook the reader or leave the reader without a desire to continue reading. A conclusion may be memorable, providing the reader with something to think about, or leave the reader unsure of your arguments. Introductions Purposes of Introductions Besides attracting a readers attention, an introduction may serve one or all of the following purposes: Provide background information Define unfamiliar terms Introduce the purpose of the paper Present a thesis statement or argument about the papers topic Preview the main points of the thesis Provide a brief summary of the topics the paper discusses Different Types of Introductions You may write an introduction in a number of ways; for example, suppose you were writing a paper opposing smoking in public places. You might compose one of the following types of introductions: Tell a story or anecdote: Share a personal story or a story you have read about a person who died because of exposure to secondhand smoke. Provide a startling statistic: Last year, approximately 3,400 adult nonsmokers died from lung cancer due to secondhand smoke....
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course ENGLISH sn34 taught by Professor Bonewell during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

Page1 / 3

eng101_week7_reading1 - Axia College Material Effective...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online