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There are several common ways to start an introductory paragraph. Identify one you think would fit your topic the most effectively. Why did you select this approach? Can you think of a situation in
which this approach would not work?
Students are told from the first time they receive instruction in English composition that their introductory paragraphs should accomplish two tasks: They should get the reader's interest so that he or she will want to read more. [ They should let [ the reader know what the writing is going to be about. The second task can be accomplished by a carefully crafted thesis statement. Writing thesis
statements can be learned rather quickly. The first task — securing the reader's interest — is more difficult. It is this task that this discussion addresses. First, admit that it is impossible to say or do or write anything that will interest everybody. With that out of the way, the question then becomes: "What can a writer do that will secure the interest of a fair sized audience?" Professional writers who write for magazines and receive pay for their work use five basic patterns to grab a reader's interest: historical review anecdotal surprising statement famous person declarative ] ]
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