Monday, 21 January 2013


WEDNESDAY, 16/1/2013

Hi guys.Today Miss Zu teach us how writing the introduction based on functions and techniques. What the functions of the introduction??.


¨  It attracts the reader’s interest to continue reading the essay / Get the readers’ attention.

¨  It supplies background information needed to understand the essay.

¨  It presents a thesis statement, the main idea of the essay, usually towards the end of the introduction.

¨  It indicates a plan of the essay’s development (optional).

¨  Set tone for the rest of the essay.
For your information, Miss Zu also want us put the hook, the transition and the thesis statement in the introduction paragraph. What the means of the hook, transition and thesis statement??

The Parts of the Introductory Paragraph

¨  The Hook - Designed to grab attention immediately and give some indication about the essay’s topic

¨  The Transition - Moves the reader from the hook to the driving force of the essay…

¨  The Thesis Statement - Makes the contract with the reader about what will be discussed without a blatant announcement.

Besides that, have 8 types of hooks. We can combined types of writing depends our want. Basically quotation from famous person.

Types of Hooks
1. Personal examples

2. Quotations

3. Facts or statistics

4. Rhetorical questions
5. Current event

6. Contrast to the thesis statement
7. Definition

8. Funnel / Broad to specific / general statements

Before class dismiss at 4 p.m, she remained us about thesis statement. She want us writing 3 version thesis statement with difference sentences structure. That’s all friends. Thanks..

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