Writing an effective introduction

In this lesson, we will return to our plan and look at how to develop an effective introduction to our essay. We will start by reviewing the model answer and considering how the introduction works. We will then look at the technique of a 'drop paragraph' and consider how different choices are made depending on the purpose and audience of our task and the relationship we need to establish with our reader. After examining the features of a 'drop paragraph' you will return to your own plan and write the first section of your essay.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which word is Greek for 'the right time'?

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Q2.Appealing to emotions would come under which category?

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Q3.Which of the 4 categories of rhetoric gives consideration to an individual's character?

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Q4."Our TVs are littered with celebrities and emaciated models who live their lives being famous for simply being famous." Pathos is addressed in this sentence, but which other of the 4 categories is also considered?

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Q5.Selecting the right tone for your your piece comes under which category?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Which word is Greek for 'the right time'?

1/5

Q2.Appealing to emotions would come under which category?

2/5

Q3.Which of the 4 categories of rhetoric gives consideration to an individual's character?

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Q4."Our TVs are littered with celebrities and emaciated models who live their lives being famous for simply being famous." Pathos is addressed in this sentence, but which other of the 4 categories is also considered?

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Q5.Selecting the right tone for your your piece comes under which category?

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Lesson 18 of 20

Q1.A short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person is called what?

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Q2.A fragment sentence is a sentence without a verb. True or false?

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Q3.A simple sentence is a sentence with one clause containing a subject, verb and object. True or false?

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Q4."Re-position and plump the pillow to make it look like you’ve just woken up... check. " What type of sentence is this?

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Q5.The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses is called what?

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Non-fiction texts and viewpoint writing

Lesson 18 of 20

Q1.A short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person is called what?

1/5

Q2.A fragment sentence is a sentence without a verb. True or false?

2/5

Q3.A simple sentence is a sentence with one clause containing a subject, verb and object. True or false?

3/5

Q4."Re-position and plump the pillow to make it look like you’ve just woken up... check. " What type of sentence is this?

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Q5.The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses is called what?

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Lesson summary: Writing an effective introduction

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