A good introductory paragraph is between 4-10 sentences in length, begins with a hook strategy (i.e. begin with a quote, an unusual fact/statistic, a thoughtful or relevant question, background information, or a personal story), and ends with a clear thesis statement.
Not only should your hook serve to immediately grab the reader’s interest, but it should be a natural lead-in to your thesis, and a meaningful opportunity for the reader to relate to the topic of your essay.
Make sure to include some transitional sentences between the hook and the thesis statement.
You may invent personal anecdotes, startling statements, vivid description, and/or interesting questions as hooks.
DO NOT MISATTRIBUTE QUOTES TO WRONGFUL SOURCES.
Example currently on the internet of misattributed quote: