Identify Parts Of An Essay
Every essay or assignment you write must begin with an introduction.
It might be helpful to think of the introduction as an inverted pyramid.
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I use math to balance my checkbook and to budget my monthly expenses as an adult.The normal collection fee is 17 percent plus attorney and/or court costs. Requests for services (for example, transcripts, diplomas, registration) will be denied until all debts are paid.Please see the Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes for specific details about residency requirements.From that early age, I learned the importance of money management and the math skills involved.I learned that there were four quarters in a dollar, and if I bought a non-food item—like a handful of balloons—that I was going to need to come up with six cents for every dollar I spent.Instead, you might try to make the reader see why this is such an important topic to discuss.Finally, this sample introduction is lacking a clear thesis statement.Next the writer “announces” her topic by stating, “The topic I have chosen to write about…” Although it is necessary to introduce your specific topic, you want to avoid making generic announcements that reference your assignment.This technique is not as sophisticated and may distract the reader from your larger purpose for writing the essay.In the introduction above, the opening line does not serve to grab the reader’s attention.Instead, it is a statement of an obvious and mundane fact. A more effective attention grabber may point out a specific, and perhaps surprising, instance when adults use math in their daily lives, in order to show the reader why this is such as important topic to consider.