Write an Introductory Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay

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In an argumentative essay, the introductory paragraph is the primary opportunity to get your readers' attention and tell them why the issue you are discussing is important. Demonstrate to your young writers how to construct an organized introduction with a hook, a presentation of major ideas, and a final thesis statement.

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Pros

  • Offers clear organizational structure
  • Briefly illustrates how to develop basic ideas into more complex sentences
Cons

  • You may need to refer to previous videos in the series, which outline necessary steps before beginning introductory paragraph
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