Curipod placeholder

What is the most important part of a persuasive essay introduction?

Profile picture of sgrennie


Updated 5 months ago

1. Word cloud
120 seconds
What is the most important part of a persuasive essay introduction?
2. Slide
60 seconds
An introduction is the first part of a persuasive essay. It should grab the reader's attention and explain why the topic is important. Write an introduction that clearly states the topic of your essay and a thesis statement that states your opinion or position. Your introduction should also provide background information and explain why readers should care about the topic.
Writing Persuasive Essays: Introductions
3. Slide
60 seconds
Thesis statement: A single sentence that states the main point of the essay. Hook: An interesting statement that captures the reader's attention. Background information: Basic facts about the topic to establish context.
4. Slide
60 seconds
In the persuasive essay introduction, you should include an attention grabber that can be a story, a quote, a joke, or a statistic. The introduction should also contain a brief summary of the main points that will be discussed in the essay. The persuasive essay introduction should also contain the author's opinion on the topic, which is usually the thesis statement.
Did you know?
5. Open question
300 seconds
What techniques can be used to engage the reader in a persuasive essay introduction?
6. Open question
300 seconds
What techniques have you seen or heard that are used to persuade people in persuasive essay introductions?
7. Open question
300 seconds
How can I use persuasive techniques in my own introduction?
8. Open question
300 seconds
What can I do to ensure that my introduction convinces my reader of my opinion?
9. Drawings
450 seconds
Brain break: Draw a turtle with sneakers and a cowboy hat riding a unicycle!
10. Drawings
1260 seconds
Question: How can you write an effective introduction for a persuasive essay? Clues: • Think of a creative hook to get the reader interested in your argument. • State the topic and provide some background information. • Explain why this issue is important and why the reader should care. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work in pairs to come up with an introduction for a persuasive essay. Explain your solution with a drawing. B. Write a persuasive essay introduction together and exchange papers with another pair to give feedback.
11. Poll
60 seconds
What is the purpose of a persuasive essay introduction?
  • To grab the reader's attention and present the thesis of your essay
  • To summarize your main points
  • To provide background information about the topic
  • None of these
12. Poll
60 seconds
What is a good way to start a persuasive essay introduction?
  • With a summary of all the arguments you'll make in your essay
  • With an interesting fact, quote or anecdote
  • With a definition of key terms related to your topic
13. Poll
60 seconds
How long should an introduction be in relation to the overall length of your persuasive essay?
  • Around 10%
  • Around 50%
  • Around 30%
14. Poll
60 seconds
What type of language should you use in a persuasive essay introduction?
  • Clear and concise language that grabs attention
  • Complicated jargon that only experts can understand
15. Poll
60 seconds
Should you mention counterarguments in your persuasive essay introduction?
  • No, it's better to save counterarguments for later in the body paragraphs
  • Yes, it's important to address potential objections early on so readers know you're being fair
16. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What is the most important thing to remember when writing a persuasive essay introduction?

Suggested content