Finally, designing the last sentence in this way has the added benefit of seamlessly moving the reader to the first paragraph of the body of the paper.
In this way we can see that the basic introduction does not need to be much more than three or four sentences in length.
He lectured — at once grumpy and inspirational, technical and philosophical — in the cities and in Indian country.
Now, he has moved on to a new place, but his voice, strong and warm, still sounds in every hollow, across every mesa.
Only then, with the reader’s attention "hooked," should you move on to the thesis.
The thesis should be a clear, one-sentence explanation of your position that leaves no doubt in the reader’s mind about which side you are on from the beginning of your essay.
The introductory paragraph not only gives the reader an idea of what you will talk about but also shows them how you will talk about it.
Put a disproportionate amount of effort into this – more than the 20% a simple calculation would suggest – and you will be rewarded accordingly.
" "No man is an island" and, as such, he is constantly shaped and influenced by his experiences.
People learn by doing and, accordingly, learn considerably more from their mistakes than their success.