Will you please tell a starting sentence?


There is not just one good starting sentence for your essay. However, there are some easy, good ideas for a starting sentence. I usually suggest that students start with one of the following:

1. An example of the problem or situation.

2. A vivid description of the topic.

3. A historical example or current news topic.

4. A personal experience which relates to the issue.

5. A quote that summarizes your point.

Follow up this specific example with an indication of how this applies to a broader audience. Then give the topic question and thesis answer. For more help on how to do this, see my article on how to write a thesis: http://hubpages.com/humanities/Easy-Ways-to-Write-...

Updated on March 21, 2018

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Writing Effective Sentences in Your English Essay
By Virginia Kearney