Today’s class is about writing part which is introductory paragraph. After Miss Zu teaches about this topic, now I know there are lots of introductory parts. She told the whole class to write a variety on introductory paragraph. This is because:
Ø To get the reader’s attention.
Ø To set tone for the rest of the essay.
Ø To make a contrast with the reader- what will be covered in this piece.
Here are the important parts to write an excellent introduction of paragraph:
§ The Hook: designed to grab attention immediately and give some indication about the essay’s topic.
§ The transition: moves the reader from the hook to the driving force of the essay.
§ The thesis: makes the contrast with the reader what will be discussed without a blatant announcement.
In what order do I write the introductory paragraph:
· Write the thesis statement
· Generate a hook that will grab the reader’s attention
· Finally, transition to the thesis and recopy the thesis statement as the last sentence in the paragraph.
Types of hook:
Personal examples: expressing thoughts and feelings of the experience what has been through.
v Quotations: the content should dramatic, emotionally appealing, surprising and humorous. This is related like our principle but must be relevant what we are writing.
v Facts or statistics: must be from a credible resource.
v Rhetorical questions: usually ask question to the reader.
v Current events: must be current issues and recent.
v Contrast to the thesis statement: direct contrast and proves an expert wrong.
v Definition: gives a meaning.
After Miss Zu has explained about this syllabus in details, she gives a task to form a group to write an introductory paragraph based on the types of hook. She gives an optional to choose a current issue and present on Thursday. My group which is Nabila, Mirah, Edlina got current events.