Need help writing a good introduction for an essay on the topic: charity.Charity: as in groups helping with certain causes.  Instructions: Your outlook on charity. Have an attention getter and...

Need help writing a good introduction for an essay on the topic: charity.

Charity: as in groups helping with certain causes.  Instructions: Your outlook on charity. Have an attention getter and thesis in intro! You can use first person!

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Given that the assignment allows you to write from the "first person" perspective, this essay could be considered a personal exposition.  That means that though you will be writing on a topic and giving facts about that topic, you are allowed to include your opinion as well.

Before writing your introduction, you should have done the following:

  1. Brainstormed a list of ideas about your topic.  (Answer the question: what is your outlook on charity and why?)
  2. Categorized your brainstormed list into 3 general groups of ideas.  (Possible example: I believe charities are an organized and effective way to use time and money, allow many people to be involved in different ways, and reach far and wide in the scope of humanitarianism.)
  3. Outlined your body paragraphs using your categories as topic sentences and specific examples.

In your introduction you will include (as the assignment says) a "hook," your thesis, and your three categories.  Your thesis can be as simple as something like, "I believe charities are doing nothing but positive things in the world."  Then, your three categories breaks down exactly how they are so positive.

As far as a hook or attention grabber goes, you have several options.  You could use a thought provoking question, a quote, or even a short anecdote (story told in a few sentences) that has to do with your topic.

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