In such a pyramid, you begin by presenting a broad introduction to the topic and end by making a more focused point about that topic in your thesis statement.
The introduction has three essential parts, each of which serves a particular purpose.
In the introduction above, the opening line does not serve to grab the reader’s attention.
Instead, it is a statement of an obvious and mundane fact. A more effective attention grabber may point out a specific, and perhaps surprising, instance when adults use math in their daily lives, in order to show the reader why this is such as important topic to consider.
The writer concludes with a vague statement: “I will be talking more about these things in my paper.” This kind of statement may be referred to as a “purpose statement,” in which the writer states the topics that will be discussed.
However, it is not yet working as a thesis statement because it fails to make an argument or claim about those topics.A thesis statement for this essay would clearly tell the reader what “things” you will be discussing and what point you will make about them.Now let’s look at how the above principles can be incorporated more effectively into an introduction.Then you might have one or more paragraphs that provide background on the main topics of the paper and present the overall argument, concluding with your thesis statement.Below is a sample of an introduction that is less effective because it doesn’t apply the principles discussed above. Some people use math on the job as adults, and others used math when they were kids.Tuition rates are subject to the approval of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.They may be changed, or other charges may be included, as a result of the Board of Regents decisions.From that early age, I learned the importance of money management and the math skills involved.I learned that there were four quarters in a dollar, and if I bought a non-food item—like a handful of balloons—that I was going to need to come up with six cents for every dollar I spent.Undergraduate and standard graduate program tuition for students who meet the criteria for Maryland residency will be the applicable in-state rate.Tuition for active-duty military; members of the Selected Reserves, National Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the U. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the spouses and dependents of these student groups will be the applicable military or specialty rate.