Introductions

How to write an introduction for your research paper as well as format your document according to MLA.

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Introductions

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How to write an introduction for your research paper as well as format your document according to MLA.
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  1. Introductions

    Slide 1 - Introductions

    • How to write an introduction for your research paper!
  2. Overview

    Slide 2 - Overview

    • Objectives
    • 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
  3. What do you remember?

    Slide 3 - What do you remember?

    • Answer the question on the following slide. Choose all that apply!
  4. Do you know the parts of an introduction?

    Slide 4 - Do you know the parts of an introduction?

  5. Parts of an introduction

    Slide 5 - Parts of an introduction

    • Hook
    • Connection to Thesis
    • Background Information
    • Thesis Statement
  6. The Hook

    Slide 6 - The Hook

    • Click here to watch a video outlining how to write an effective attention getter for your paper!
  7. What did you learn?

    Slide 7 - What did you learn?

  8. What did you learn?

    Slide 8 - What did you learn?

  9. What did you learn?

    Slide 9 - What did you learn?

  10. Transition to Thesis and Background

    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!
  11. The Thesis Statement

    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!
  12. MLA Format

    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.
  13. Review

    Slide 14 - Review

  14. Review

    Slide 15 - Review

  15. Review

    Slide 16 - Review

  16. Now it is your turn!

    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!