There are many things that make a paper a good paper…Today I will be discussing three of the most important… Intro paragraph—Purpose—and Conclusions. The opening paragraph…or intro paragraph in any type of writing…whether it is a novel…an essay…newspaper or magazine article or whatever it may be… it is a major part of any type of writing. The introduction paragraphs job is to leave the reader with a good impression because it will be the first thing that they will read. It has to be able to not only leave a good impression, but hook the reader.
A good intro paragraph will be able to grasp the reader’s attention and if the intro paragraph does its job, the reader should be engaged and want to keep reading… Not only should it hold the reader’s attention… but it should also be clear and to the point while still following the topic of the paper. You also learn the tone of the paper from the opening paragraph. At the end of the intro paragraph, normally the last sentence, there will be a purpose to wrap up briefly in one sentence basically what the rest of the paper is about. ——————————————-examples———————————————– My first example is taken from a recent Detroit Free Press article by Mark Snyder. On Tuesday, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon hired Brady Hoke as the 19th coach in the 131-year history of Michigan football. Hoke comes to Ann Arbor after spending the past eight seasons as a head coach at Ball State and San Diego State. In the press conference, Dave Brandon says that he is pleased to announce the hiring of Brady Hoke.
He also went on to say that he is a terrific coach and that he will be a great ambassador and leader of the Michigan football program. He later went on to say that he personally looks forward to having Brady build back up a championship program destroyed during the Rich Rod era. In this article, the author does a good job of engaging the reader. At least it made me want to keep reading because everyone knows that Michigan football in the past three years has gone hill and the media has strayed away from it. So any new news is good news!
Not only does it grasp attention, but it also flows well with the original topic of the paper—which was to inform readers about Michigan’s new head coach. The last sentence offers a good purpose in that Dave Brandon describes Brady Hoke and how the article will go on to tell what Brady has to offer as head coach of Michigan football. ——my example—- the second example is from my “Homework” essay Homework is usually given out in moderation. In some classes, yes, students may have an hour long assignment; on the other hand, some teachers may not assign anything at all.
In spite of nobody liking homework, it is a vital part of life because some of it offers valuable information that can be used in the future. Homework is an essential part of learning and helps students prepare for college and for the future. The intro paragraph of my Homework essay is a good paragraph because it grabs the reader’s attention. I think that anyone can relate to not wanting homework and the sad reality that it is possible to be given an assignment five minutes before the end of class.
This paragraph also has a good purpose as the last sentence that basically shows what the paper will be about in a few short words…being that homework is an essential part of learning and it helps students to prepare for life beyond high school in college and past that in the future. The second important part of a paper is the purpose. – The purpose is essentially what drives the paper. As I said before, it is usually found in the intro paragraph and it gives the reader a summary of what the paper will be about and what they can gain from reading it.
The purpose has to be precise, concise, and clear so that it is understandable while still following the topic. —-examples—- My outside source example comes from an article by Brent Snavely. After hitting rock bottom in 2009, the North American International Auto Show 2011 is showing signs of recovery. Automakers are building lavish displays and plan to reveal 30-40 cars and trucks never seen before. This is a very well written purpose. The author is very effective in getting his point across.
It follows all the guidelines that an effective purpose should follow. It is clear and concise, and easy to understand what the rest of the article will be about. The next example is from my descriptive essay about the first days of high school… A high school environment takes a lot of getting used to. An important word of advice to any incoming freshman would be that they should never ever do anything that they would regret, think long and hard about any big decision, and do not try and be someone that you are not…Just be yourself.
I think I did a good job on this purpose because it gives a good summary on what the rest of the paper is about. It will go on to describe to an audience of mainly incoming freshman about the first days of high school…about what the first couple of days are like and what you should do and not do. Lastly comes the Conclusion… The conclusion of a paper is sometimes the hardest part of a paper to write. This is because it feels like there is nothing left to say after writing a two page and three line paper.
The conclusion most likely is what the reader will remember the best therefore it should be the best part of the paper. There are three things that a conclusion paragraph should include. * It should restate the purpose * Give your opinion * Leave a final impression on the reader —–examples—– My example comes from my essay on responsibility and freedom… But with such freedom comes great responsibility. My parents now had a lot more rules. Rules and parental guidance help build upon responsibility.
Both of which will be needed for the rest of life. This conclusion may seem short… But I think it is right to the point. It still holds all three parts that a conclusion needs. It reiterates the purpose…In that with freedom comes responsibility… It leaves my opinion as the author stating that rules and parents help can be useful in building responsibility and lastly it leaves an impression that both rules and the things that your parents taught you will be needed for the rest of your life.
My outside source example comes from one of Michael Rosenberg’s Free Press articles once again on a Michigan topic He was not the fans’ first choice. He wasn’t even the fans’ second choice. But Brady Hoke is the right choice for Michigan. He is more steak than sizzle — a fundamentally sound, coach’s coach. He is not an innovator and never has been the hot coach. But he is known as a very good recruiter, and