Introductory Paragraph ideas

You can put lots of different things in an introductory paragraph.

  • Background (of the subject or how you came to want to talk about it)
  • Story (related to the topic, relating an example of what you are going to talk about)
  • Dialogue (people talking about the topic)
  • Definition (what you are going to be talking about)
  • Not-definition (the opposite of what you are going to be talking about)
  • Quotation (something related to the topic, with who said it and, if their profession or position is relevant, what that is/was)
  • Snippet (of a song or poem or story that is related to the topic)
  • Summary (of something that is related to the topic)
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