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Post by sergio ortiz on February 25, 2015

if you go into quick notes you can find them there its the very last one with a link to them

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Post by Lauren Finch on January 5, 2014

The Introduction examples are not available.  Do you have a link that provides the examples you wanting to illustrate?  Thank you

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Post by Presley Wilson on February 22, 2013

I can't find the site introductions. Where can I locate them?

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Last reply by: Malayna Canfield
Wed Jul 3, 2013 2:00 PM

Post by Andrea Hudspeth on November 9, 2012

Hi Professor Gonzaga,

I have several questions about this lecture and the assignment.

1) In your introduction, is it acceptable to use an anecdote in addition to one of the following: quotation, rhetorical question, joke/humor, or irony/surprise? I was not clear on this.

2) For the assignment to write a three sentence story about one of our thesis or topics, are you wanting us to make up a story about our topic or research one and put it in our own words?

3) I have looked under the downloadable files and cannot locate the introductions you wrote. What is the specific file name?

Thank you!

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Last reply by: Professor Gonzaga
Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:39 PM

Post by Tamara Bieler on August 7, 2012

Hello, where on the site are the introductions posted?


Writing Introductions

  • Great opening lines
  • How to get the reader’s attention
  • Using humor, rhetorical questions, Irony, to get attention
  • The use of anecdotes in writing
  • Finding great quotes
  • http://www.brainyquote.com

Writing Introductions

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Basic Structure of an Essay 0:11
  • Introduction to Introductions 0:33
  • Your Opening Line 1:23
  • Quotations 1:47
    • Emotional Appeal
    • Where You Can Find Quotes
    • Aristotle Quote
    • What It's About
    • Eisenhower Quote
    • Lennon Quote
    • What You Quote
    • Who You Quote
  • Your Opening Line 8:13
  • Rhetorical Question 8:32
    • Example 1
    • Example 2
    • Example 3
  • Your Opening Line 12:13
  • Jokes and Humor 12:19
    • Examples of Jokes
  • Your Opening Line 14:23
  • Irony and Surprise 14:36
    • Definition of Irony
    • Example 1
    • Example 2
    • Definition of Surprise
    • Example
    • More Examples of Irony and Surprise
  • What Else? 16:54
  • Anecdotes 17:11
    • Emotional Appeal
    • Example 1
    • Example 2
    • Example 3
  • Introduction Wrap-Up 21:16
  • Assignment 21:47