Introduction to Persuasive Essay Writing: Hook Statements


The pentagon has twice as many bathrooms as are necessary



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The pentagon has twice as many bathrooms as are necessary (Source to follow here).



  1. Opening with a strong statement

    1. Schindler's List graphically portrays the horrific acts of German concentration camps in World War two.



  1. Opening with a quotation

    1. My mother always said, “The ultimate responsibility always lies within you, and the opportunities are the ones you create.”

    2. John F. Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” (If the quote is widely known, you do not have to include the source.)

    3. Quotation: Hillary Rodham Clinton once said that “There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard” (Source to follow here).



 

  

  1. Opening with an anecdote- Since most people enjoy a good story, an anecdote is often a good way to begin your essay. But make sure that the anecdote is short and to the point and relates to the main idea of your essay.

a. Yesterday morning I watched as my older sister left for school with a bright white glob of toothpaste gleaming on her chin. I felt no regret at all until she stepped onto the bus …



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