I use math to balance my checkbook and to budget my monthly expenses as an adult.When I was a child, I used math to run a lemonade stand.
The introduction has three essential parts, each of which serves a particular purpose.
Although for short essays the introduction is usually just one paragraph, longer argument or research papers may require a more substantial introduction.
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Generally, the second point listed in the thesis statement should be developed here.
Like with the previous paragraph, include any evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports this point after the Assertion. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. Your strongest point should be revealed in the final body paragraph.Notice that this model makes a concession by addressing an argument from the opposing viewpoint first, and then uses the phrase "even though" and states the writer's opinion/main idea as a rebuttal.Even though parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it shortens children's attention spans, it inhibits social interaction, and it isn't always intellectually stimulating.Expand or condense it according to your particular assignment or the size of your opinion/main idea.Again, use the Thesis Statement Guide as many times as you like, until you reach a thesis statement and outline that works for you.At the end of the introduction, you will present your thesis statement.The thesis statement model used in this example is a thesis with reasons. Notice that this Assertion is the first reason presented in the thesis statement.An introduction can begin with a rhetorical question, a quotation, an anecdote, a concession, an interesting fact, or a question that will be answered in your paper.The idea is to begin broadly and gradually bring the reader closer to the main idea of the paper.Below is a sample of an introduction that is less effective because it doesn’t apply the principles discussed above. Some people use math on the job as adults, and others used math when they were kids.The topic I have chosen to write about for this paper is how I use math in my life both as a child and as an adult.