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LEARNING TO WRITE AN INTRODUCTION LEARNING TO WRITE AN INTRODUCTION All writers complain that the most difficult part of writing is getting started. For you, it can be easy if you remember that an introduction has 4 purposes: 1. to introduce topic of the essay 2. to give a general background of the topic 3. to indicate the overall plan of the essay 4. to arouse the reader’s interest in the topic 2 PARTS OF INTRODUCTION 1. A general statement 2. A thesis statement A general statement - introduces the topic of the essay - gives background information on the topic A thesis statement - states the main topic - often lists the subdivisions of the topic - may indicate the method of organization of the essay - is usu. The last sentence in the introductory paragraph Example Topic: The Benefits of Television and computer Technology PLAN – Introduction Context : people living in the modern times have benefitted from the many discoveries and inventions that have enriched the world. Subject : The most recent significant discoveries to benefit human kind in modern times are in the field of television and computer technology. Issue : TV and computer technology has benefitted people Thesis : TV and computer is beneficial because it allows people to be eyewitness to word wide events, help in advancing computer medicine, allows for telemedicine and communication across long distances. Therefore, an introduction must have: Context Subject Issue thesis THE CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH What is a conclusion paragraph? The final paragraph of the essay. This paragraph tells the reader that you have completed the essay. PARTS OF A CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH 1. Restate Thesis restate thesis in different words. 2. Final Thought Food for thought Take this opportunity to make a strong, effective message that the reader will remember EXAMPLE OF A CONCLUSION PLAN Restate Thesis Scientific research and experiments have certainly opened the doors to faster, more accessible information world wide on television and the computer. Many of these discoveries have changed the lives of people for the better and have made the world closer. Final Thought Everyone must get aware of its hidden benefits, explore it, experience it and succeed in life. It will be interesting to see what developments will occur in the future, not only in the television and computer Technology but also in other fields. NB Remember to use the words must should in the final thought sentence. .
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