Introductions and Conclusions



n    Common Methods of Introduction


1. Begin with a broad, general statement of your topic

and narrow it down to your thesis statement.



2. Start with an idea or situation that is the opposite of the one you will develop.



3. Explain the importance of your topic to the reader.



4. Use an incident or brief story.



5. Ask one or more questions.



6. Use a quotation.



n    Common Methods of Conclusion


1. End with a summary and final thought.



2. Include a thought-provoking question or short series

    of questions.



3. End with a prediction or recommendation.