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Intro Paragraphs

yearsofwisdomyearsofwisdom Posts: 479Registered User Member
edited September 2010 in High School Life
I am horrendous at coming up with a good intro paragraph and thesis to any essay, whether it be analytical or something else... Does anyone have tips or sites on how to get better at writing them?
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Replies to: Intro Paragraphs

  • FBItomboy007FBItomboy007 Posts: 136Registered User Junior Member
    Honestly, over half the time I write an essay I write all the body paragraphs first then write the thesis based on what I just proved. The intro paragraph should start generally talking about the subject, introduce the book, etc.
  • futurexecutivefuturexecutive Posts: 2,682Registered User Senior Member
    Try this when writing an analytical piece-

    In..(1)..the author uses..(2)..to..(3)..in order to show that..(4).

    1= Topic (author? title?)
    2= Direction (how is author what they're doing?)
    3=Claim (what is the author doing?)
    4= Universal idea (why is the author doing it?)

    Example-

    In Jennifer Price's essay, "The Plastic Pink Flamingo: A Natural History" the writer uses strong and precise diction, verbal irony and iconic symbolism to contrast the rare and special pink flamingo bird in nature with the guady, artificial representation of the bird in post WWII America, in order to illuminate and criticise the superficial and materialistic priorities of that culture.
  • RAlec114RAlec114 Posts: 2,644- Senior Member
    ^futureauthor
  • yearsofwisdomyearsofwisdom Posts: 479Registered User Member
    mmm in ur example, is that just the thesis statement?
  • NomitaNomita Posts: 215Registered User New Member
    I agree with FBI- except, I think it's a good idea to write your thesis first in order to ensure that your paper is focused. Then, at the end, just re-word the first few sentences of your concluding paragraph and you should be good (according to my english teachers, that is)
  • yearsofwisdomyearsofwisdom Posts: 479Registered User Member
    yeah i think its easier when my thesis is sorta general and my body paragraphs can go anywhere to prove it... problem is i can't even think of writing a thesis.... i can't figure if it is a statement or a thesis.
  • kvothekvothe Posts: 127- New Member
    @FBItomboy007: James Bond worked for MI6 not the FBI.. noob
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