Introduction & Conclusion Strategies
From: Working It Out: A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers
By Barbara Clouse


Refer to your textbook for additional examples.

INTRODUCTION STRATEGIES

1.        Explain why the topic is important.
2.        Provide Background Information
3.        Tell a Story
4.        
Use an Interesting Quotation
5.        Provide Relevant Statistics
6.        Find Some Common Ground With Your Reader
7.        
Describe Something
8.        Begin with the points you will discuss and thesis statement
9.        Write it last.
10.      Turn your conclusion into your introduction.


CONCLUSION STRATEGIES

1.        Explain the significance of your main point.
2.        Provide a summary if your reader will appreciate one.
3.        Explain the consequences of ignoring your view.
4.        Restate your thesis for emphasis.
5.        Suggest a course of action.
6.        Look to the future.
7.        Combine two or more of the above approaches.