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The Attention-Getter: The First Step of an Introduction

Date of publication: 2017-08-22 05:38

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A quotation from an important politician, well-known author, or famous person can be a good way to grab your reader's interest. For example, if I used a quotation by William Shakespeare, most people would know who he is. This kind of attention grabber works well with literary analyses and persuasive essays.


If the assignment was to write about the war in Iraq, a good attention getter might be a story: When Dan walked into the recruiting station, he smelled sweat and bleach. He took a deep breath and stepped forward. The door shut behind him, and all he could hear was the sound of the ceiling fan and his pounding heart. This story introduces the event, but it doesn't explain yet what the essay will be about. It's interesting, so the reader would continue reading.

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"WrestleMania Week was a tremendous success for the city of Orlando and it was an honor to host WWE and their fans back in our community," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. "This is a testament to the investments we've made in our community venues that continue to attract these showcase events and solidify Orlando as the nation's leading sports and entertainment destination." Orlando is home to many WWE operations including its developmental brand NXT and its training facility the WWE Performance Center.

Guide them through a story of your previous holiday or a funny event to relieve them from the task of reading your essay to one of enjoying a story. The reader will be interested in what happens next in the story.

GIVE ME 5! at our school means, 8775 STOP AND LOOK AT ME! 8776 five simple words that everyone at our school can understand. We practice this in the classroom, lunch room, assemblies, etc. We all use the same command so that anyone who might be in charge of a class or group of children can gain their attention immediately.  (Marlene Culpepper, Visually Impaired K-67 Teacher)

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When I want students attention, I simply say 8775 ears 8776 to which the students reply in unison 8775 open sir 8776 . They also know that they are to be facing me, not talking, and listening for further instruction. The students enjoy this, because they get to speak in unison, and those not responding are easily identified.  Grade Level(s): 6-8  (Art F.)

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