Digital Immigrant Interviews

Argument Essay Introductions

Work Time

Now it’s time to take your evolving perspective and return to the process of developing an excellent argument essay. In your workshop pair, read the two sample introductions provided and discuss how well they accomplish the purpose of an introduction.

  • Do they have a smooth introduction to the topic?
  • Do they begin with an interesting perspective and not a cheesy hook or a bland, general statement?
  • Do they have an appropriate level of formality?
  • Do they each have a thesis that is specific and challenging?