Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing

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Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« on: June 07, 2016, 12:26:45 PM »
Writing essay is not a easy task. It requires many things to garb the attention of its readers. Some techniques are given below.


a) Fun fact: Sharing a surprising fact or statistic about your topic can be a good way to grab your audience's attention while showing why your topic is important, explains the University of Maryland’s Effective Writing Center. Showing that your topic has a widespread impact can help readers to see its relevance to their lives and want to read on. For example, if you were writing an essay about the health benefits of eating bananas, you might open your essay by saying, "If you want stronger bones, more energy and better eyesight, eating bananas might be a good place to start."

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Re: Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 12:27:12 PM »
b) Description

Opening with a vivid word picture can grab readers' attention by engaging their imaginations, says Waunakee High School English teacher Lisa Carrothers. Just as a fiction writer uses description to establish the world of a story, you can place readers in the world of your topic. For example, a paper on the Holocaust might begin, "A boxcar packed with human cargo rumbles down a German railroad track. The air inside is hot and stale, and the passengers struggle to breathe, unaware of where they are headed. This is what millions of people experienced traveling to concentration camps during the Holocaust."

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Re: Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 12:27:36 PM »
c) Anecdote

An anecdote is a brief story that leads to a central point. In essay writing, the anecdote can be an effective attention-getting device because it lets audiences get emotionally involved with the topic. If you have direct experience with your topic, the University of Maryland suggests using a personal anecdote. For example, if you're writing about cyber-bullying, you might describe an incident where you were victimized: "I never believed people when they said words could hurt, but staring at the text message I'd just received made me realize its truth. The hurtful phrase seeped into me like venom from a snakebite."

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Re: Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2016, 12:28:29 PM »
d) Direct Quotation

Opening with a quotation can gain the audience's attention on numerous levels, says Carrothers. You can quote a noted expert to build your credibility for your argument, use the words of a famous person for humor and irony, or even use song lyrics in a way that creatively leads into your topic. For example, an essay about political correctness might begin, "'Political correctness is tyranny with manners,' actor Charlton Heston once said. Today, that statement seems to be true. Many people are more concerned with not offending people than expressing themselves."


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Offline Afroza Akhter Tina

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Re: Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 05:20:01 PM »
...useful techniques indeed!




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Re: Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 02:35:13 PM »
You can also read the book 'English Skills' by John Langan to grab some more tecniques for Essay Writing.

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Re: Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 09:37:22 AM »
Thanks for the information dear Irina Madam  :)




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Re: Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2016, 03:05:09 PM »
Thanks mam for sharing :) :) :)

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Re: Attention Grabbing Techniques for Essay Writing
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 10:26:29 AM »
Welcome, Sarjana Madam. :)