What to do in a Def/Ill Introduction

1. Make sure you give your definition somewhere in the paragraph.

2. You may give other people’s definitions to compare and/or contrast with yours.

3. You can give a quote about the topic. You can quote someone talking about the topic.

4. You can explain how or why your interest in the topic was peaked.

5. You can give a short example of what you are talking about OR what you are not talking about.

6. It would be good if you had a thesis sentence that shows where you are going with it.
Example: Family is not just the folks who are genetically related to you; they can be people who live with you, friends who have taken the place of family, and folks who you become related to through marriage.

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