Think in terms of the audience’s needs and let them know how your speech will help them fulfill those needs.
Typically, the preview of the speech will come near the end of the introduction.
Make him sit up and take notice: “This essay is going to knock your socks off, buster! “Noxious chemicals.” “Furry boots.” A lack of pants. Why would one wear a winter coat on a hot summer evening? Surfing the Great Lakes is a funny idea in and of itself. So that’s the idea: you have to come up with a hook that will snag the attention of your reader. Sometimes that main point is the result of several drafts.
The idea of the mathematician with no pants will make us laugh. Most often, these grabbers only come toward the end of the process. Well, the first requirement for creating a strong opener is that you have to have a very clear idea of the main point of the essay.
This can be accomplished with a signpost, a blatantly obvious transitional statement.
Examples of signposts that can be used at the end of the introduction include: “my first point today”, “to begin with today”, etc.
Or at least the summary will point the way toward an interesting opening line.
And again, it may not be possible to sum up your essay until you are pluperfect positive about its central point.
” For more on writing the best college essay, see these posts about the importance of answering the prompt, considering your audience telling your story, and painting a picture.
Writing the Introduction It’s no accident that most good Hollywood movie scripts follow this pattern: exciting opening (think Saving Private Ryan), an interesting and easy to follow storyline, and a memorable finish (think Shawshank Redemption). Because of this is, your introductions and conclusions always need to be exceptional.