Ways to Start an Essay--Poster or Handout

Ways to Start an Essay--Poster or Handout
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Remind your students about some of the different ways they can begin their essays. The seven attention-grabbers listed here are:

1. Give a brief anecdote that starts with a sensory detail.
2. Create a scenario, using a
sensory detail, but beginning
with the word “Imagine…”
3. Ask a specific, engaging question.
4. Ask a specific, engaging question
using “What if…”
5. Give a statement of general truth.
6. Use an interesting statistic.
7. Use a quote from the original
work (if applicable).
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