Hooks For Introductions

Choose one of the following attention getting devises from Simon and Schuster's Handbook for Writers and write an introduction for your essay or oral presentations.

• ask a question as a rhetorical device to get your readers to think
• tell a brief anecdote or present a brief scenario to demonstrate the importance of your topic
• use statistics or compelling factual information as a way to bring attention to your topic or to shock, amuse, or gain the interest/curiosity of your readers
• open with a quotation
• present a comparison or an analogy
• make a striking assertion

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