By Natalie Eich
Created 3 years ago
How to write an introduction for your research paper as well as format your document according to MLA.
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Slide 1 - Introductions
- How to write an introduction for your research paper!
Slide 2 - Overview
- Be able to identify the parts of an introduction
- Put the parts of an introduction in correct order
- Write the introduction to your own research paper
Slide 3 - What do you remember?
- Answer the question on the following slide. Choose all that apply!
Slide 4 - Do you know the parts of an introduction?
Slide 5 - Parts of an introduction
- Connection to Thesis
- Background Information
- Thesis Statement
Slide 6 - The Hook
- Click here to watch a video outlining how to write an effective attention getter for your paper!
Slide 7 - What did you learn?
Slide 8 - What did you learn?
Slide 9 - What did you learn?
Slide 10 - Transition to Thesis and Background
- Transition to thesis makes a connection between hook and the argument being made in your paper.
- It is important to include background information about your issue so that your audience has some knowledge about your topic.
- These two parts of the introduction do not need to be more than about 3-5 sentences total!
- You should not be including any quotes from your sources in your introduction, unless it is in your hook!
Slide 11 - The Thesis Statement
- A thesis statement controls the subject matter of the essay and states something significant to the reader. It is the one statement that summarizes the main point of the essay and states why the essay is important and worth reading. An essay that lacks a strong thesis will be inadequate and often lacking in focus.
- REMEMBER… you already have your thesis statement done!
Slide 12 - MLA Format
- Before you begin writing your introduction, it is important to set up your Word document according to MLA format.
- Please watch the video on the following slide in order to review MLA formatting, set up your paper correctly and save your document.
- You should follow along in your own word document as your are watching and pause as necessary.
Slide 14 - Review
Slide 15 - Review
Slide 16 - Review
Slide 17 - Now it is your turn!
- You have the rest of the period to work on your introduction for your research paper.
- A draft of your introduction will be due to us by the end of the period tomorrow so that we can look it over and make suggestions!