I need to write an essay on the performance of India in sports. Suggestions?few points on the topic and what should be the opening paragraph?

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wannam eNotes educator| Certified Educator
You will want to start your introductory paragraph with an interesting fact or some other point of information that will draw the reader's interest. You will then want to list some broader information on sports. Perhaps, you could share which sports are popular in India. Then, you will want to narrow your topic. Explain the term "performance" as it applies to this particular essay. Finish your opening paragraph with your thesis statement. This statement should explain to the reader the purpose of this paper and prepare them for what they will be reading about. Each paragraph of your essay should be easily tied back to that thesis statement. Remember that the introductory paragraph is like a funnel leading the reader into your paper.
e-martin eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I might start by looking at the sports that India has been really good at on the national level - cricket is probably the sport where India has shined the most.

Discussing cricket could lead you into a discussion on soccer/futbol, and the natural comparison between the relative prowess of Indian cricket and the relative weakness of Indian futbol.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I admit I don't know much about sports, but I do know that they seem to love their statistics. So why not begin with a statistic? You can describe Indian sports historically, or perhaps choose three popular sports to describe in detail from an Indian perspective.

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