Essay #1 Introduction + Thesis
This introduction should be about 1/2 to 1.25 pages long (MLA format). What should you include in this introduction? Consider…
- Introducing your topic of writing in an interesting way. You can tell your own story or part of a story, begin with a short hook like Shelly Reid did “Writing is hard” to begin her own article, do discuss the different aspects of writing, especially college writing.
- Introducing yourself and how this writing is related to you
- Including a catchy, unique hook (first one or two sentences to attract the reader) to your introduction
- Including a thesis at the end of your introduction that informs your reader what kind of writer you are and perhaps how/when/why you are this writer. A thesis can also include your “plan” for the essay as we discussed in class.