An introduction can begin with a rhetorical question, a quotation, an anecdote, a concession, an interesting fact, or a question that will be answered in your paper.The idea is to begin broadly and gradually bring the reader closer to the main idea of the paper.
Remember: These thesis statements are generated based on the answers provided on the form.
Use the Thesis Statement Guide as many times as you like.
Also, if it's appropriate, you can address and refute any opposing viewpoints to your thesis statement here.
As always, include evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports your strongest point. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. Rephrase your thesis statement in the first sentence of the conclusion.
Expand or condense it according to your particular assignment or the size of your opinion/main idea.
Again, use the Thesis Statement Guide as many times as you like, until you reach a thesis statement and outline that works for you.
Notice that this model makes a concession by addressing an argument from the opposing viewpoint first, and then uses the phrase "even though" and states the writer's opinion/main idea as a rebuttal.
Even though parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it shortens children's attention spans, it inhibits social interaction, and it isn't always intellectually stimulating.
It should present the topic of your paper and also make a comment about your position in relation to the topic.
Your thesis statement should tell your reader what the paper is about and also help guide your writing and keep your argument focused.