You may have heard that making a great first impression is important to any essay. This is one of the reasons students should consider waiting until after the body paragraphs have been written to tackle the introduction. This article provides you with some great advice on composing a winning intro for an essay on the subject of social media:
A winning introduction will always have the following components: a hook sentence(s), informative background context, and a thesis (hypothesis statement). These three components should flow naturally between start to finish, and they should provide the reader with everything she or he knows to understand exactly what you will be discussing regarding social media. Don’t use fluff or filler sentences, phrases or words. These will only detract from your work.
The hook is the first sentence the reader will see, and it should quickly compel him or her to continue reading your work. Quotations, questions, and anecdotes are interesting ways of writing a hook that can achieve this. Just be sure that whichever of these three you use is relatable to your topic. Your reader shouldn’t be confused about the hook’s origins or about your intention.
There are several approaches for providing background context. First, you must consider what the reader needs to know to understand where you are coming from with your topic. You can bring up unanswered questions or problems with well-known theories in the field of social media. Just make sure that it transitions naturally from the hook and to the thesis statement.
In basic terms your thesis or hypothesis should be a direct and concise statement of the claim you make in your social media assignment. It must be argumentative and focused. It should never simply restate the topic of your paper but should present a clear opinion of what you are trying to prove. It also can’t be too general that the reader doesn’t fully grasp what you are getting at.