Write a first sentence that makes people want to keep

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Write a first sentence that makes people want to keep reading. The first paragraph of your press release should cover the who , what , when , where , why , and how of the event or subject you’re trying to promote. Make sure that you use active verbs. That will help you direct the attention of your audience to your subject. Your subject should be clear and stand out to your audience. Start with the main facts. Add the details as you go along. Write in the third person, and include a fictitious quotation from a UN staff member. At the end of your first page write more , end , or the symbol ### . These words or the symbol informs the reader that the text continues on the next page. Center the word or the symbol you decide to use. Limit your release to 300 to 450 words. Proofread everything at least twice, and have a classmate, peer, or friend proofread it as well. Make sure your release is well organized and concise. Look at this example of a UN Press Release for further guidance. Submit your completed press release along with this activity.

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