Craft an introductory paragraph in which a thesis statement(s) clearly presents the topic of the documented essay. 0801.4.11
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- Compose a Thesis Statement - Now that you have decided, at least tentatively, what information you plan to present in your essay, you are ready to write your thesis statement.
- Different Types of Paragraphs in an Essay - exercise 4.1 - Identify each sentence as belonging to an introductory, body or concluding paragraph.
- Different Types of Paragraphs in an Essay - exercise 4.2 - Read an introductory paragraph and identify the (1) thesis statement, (2) context for the essay and (3) limitation of the essay to a particular area.
- Guide to Introductions - examples of good and poor introductions [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story
- Tips for Writing Effective Introductions - eight suggestions
- Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements - from the OWL at Purdue
- A Thesis Statement - brief outline of what to look for and how to create one
- Thesis Statement - [from LEO] "a thesis takes a stand rather than announcing a subject"
- Thesis Statements - How to write a thesis statement
- Thesis Builder - helps build a thesis from a topic
- Trailblazing Introductions (6 - 8) develop a sense of beginning by using strong leads
- Writing an Introduction - examples and tips
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