AW Lesson 4: Introduction
Wow! One month has passed already! After next week, we'll be one-third through our semester!!
For the first part of our lesson, we learned about the different parts of an introduction:
b. general statements
c. thesis statement
The first 2-3 sentences of your introduction is called the hook statement. These sentences catches the reader's attentions and makes him/her interested in your research paper.
You can choose from five different hooks:
b. rhetorical questions
d. interesting facts
For your general statements, you will give some information that will help the reader become familiar with your topic. General statements can explain meanings of terminology, give historical explanations or biographical information.
When you organise this information, you need to use funnel structure. This means that your information is organised from general to less general to specific to more specific to very specific.
Finally, we learned how to write a thesis statement. You need to include your main idea and your three sub-topics in your thesis statement.