Permalink for this paragraph 2 Introductions and, to a lesser extent, conclusions have always been difficult for me to write. It seems as though every English teacher I have had has a different take on these necessary parts of an essay. Rarely, however have I gotten a complete picture of good introductions.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 Things that I have picked up in English classes up to this point are; always try to hook your reader, but do not give them too much of what is in the paper; never use quotes, this is one of those rules which has been in my head so long that I do not really remember who taught it to me in the first place; remember to thoroughly describe your paper; and always end with a thesis statement.
Permalink for this paragraph 1 When I write a paper I start with a thesis, write the paper, then the last thing I do is write the introduction and conclusions. I even leave them out on many of my rough drafts. This is not because I want to make sure that they fit with my essay, but because I really just do not like writing them.
Permalink for this paragraph 1 After class on Wednesday, and seeing the examples, I am starting to see what a good introduction is and it does not have to follow the rigid rules and formats that I have been taught. They are not as scary and frustrating as I once thought.