Introduction Paragraph. The purpose of your introduction paragraph is: To creatively grab your reader’s attention, making her interested, wanting to read

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<ul><li><p>Introduction Paragraph</p></li><li><p>Introduction ParagraphThe purpose of your introduction paragraph is:To creatively grab your readers attention, making her interested, wanting to read the rest of the paper.Provide background information about the topic.To outline what your paper will be about.</p></li><li><p>Introduction ParagraphThere are three main parts:HookTransitionThesis Statement</p></li><li><p>IntroductionBroadSpecific</p></li><li><p>HookPurpose:Grab the readers attentionMake the reader want to keep readingOptions for hooks:Quotes from historical or well-known figuresStartling facts (NOT a piece of your evidence!)Thought-provoking statement about your topicNO Questions!!</p></li><li><p>HookExample:</p><p>American author Aldous Huxley once said, Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means of going backwards.</p></li><li><p>HookExample:</p><p>In America, 98% of students own some sort of digital device (Positive Impact of Technology).</p></li><li><p>HookExample:</p><p>Children who used to be content playing outside with friends now spend the majority of their time isolated, in front of screens.</p></li><li><p>TransitionPurpose:Guide the reader from the hook to the thesis statement.Here, you should provide background information about your topic. What is the core of the debate that is happening around your topic?This would also be a good place to introduce both your argument and the counter.</p></li><li><p>TransitionExample:</p><p>Children who used to be content playing outside with friends now spend the majority of their time isolated, in front of screens. Many people are worried about the way that technology is affecting Americas youth. On the one hand, concerns include questions about how the overuse of technology at increasingly younger ages will negatively affect a childs brain, health, and social interactions. However, opponents to this idea focus on how technology can help children and students when it comes to connecting with each other, completing schoolwork effectively and efficiently, and even rewiring their brains to think in more creative ways.</p></li><li><p>ThesisPurpose:Outline what you will talk about in your paperCreate the structure your paper will follow</p></li><li><p>ThesisExample:</p><p>Although some may believe that technology has negative effects on students social and school habits, in reality, technology is a great benefit to students and teenagers because it helps with schoolwork, engages social skills, and enhances creativity.</p></li><li><p>Children who used to be content playing outside with friends now spend the majority of their time isolated, in front of screens. Many people are worried about the way that technology is affecting Americas youth. On the one hand, concerns include questions about how the overuse of technology at increasingly younger ages will negatively affect a childs brain, health, and social interactions. However, opponents to this idea focus on how technology can help children and students when it comes to connecting with each other, completing schoolwork effectively and efficiently, and even rewiring their brains to think in more creative ways. Although some may believe that technology has negative effects on students social and school habits, in reality, technology is a great benefit to students and teenagers because it helps with schoolwork, engages social skills, and enhances creativity.</p></li><li><p>ConclusionPurpose:To wrap up all the ideas in your paperTo leave the reader with something to think about.</p></li><li><p>ConclusionThree main parts:Restate thesisSummary of main pointsConcluding thoughts</p></li><li><p>Restate ThesisPurpose:Bring the body of your paper back to your thesis statement</p><p>MUST be a restatement: DO NOT copy and paste the same sentence from your introduction.</p></li><li><p>Restate ThesisExample:</p><p>The arguments against technology in a teenagers life may be worth considering; however, it is clear that technology is a strong benefit to students when it comes to their schoolwork, social skills, and creative ability.</p></li><li><p>Summary of Main Points Purpose:Briefly show how the body of your paper proved your thesis</p><p>Summarize each body paragraph in one sentence.</p></li><li><p>Summary of Main PointsExample:</p><p>First, technology strongly helps students complete schoolwork effectively with the use of online research sources, and increases communication with their teachers.Also, technology enhances teenagers social skills by providing ways to meet new people online, as well as maintain relationships with family and friends who may be far away.</p></li><li><p>Final ThoughtsPurpose:Apply your paper to a more universal contextGive the reader something to think about after theyre finished reading your paper</p><p>Hint: It may be a good idea to tie back into your hook, as it will bring your paper full circle a good way to give closure.</p></li><li><p>Final ThoughtsExample:</p><p>It is clear that the use of technology should not be shunned among parents and teachers, but rather, embraced. While teenagers today may be different than teenagers in the past, that has been the case with every generation. The use of technology is creating a better tomorrow with a more capable youth.</p></li><li><p>Notes!You paper should not include (in the intro or otherwise) :1st or 2nd personal pronouns (I, me, my; you, your; we us, our)Any phrase that says what this paper will be about or what I (or we) will discussThis will make me</p><p>Contractions (cant, dont, wont, shell, etc.)</p><p>*</p></li></ul>