How might you open your essay in order to give readers an idea of what
is to come (subject, scope, purpose, tone), without stealing
your own thunder, alienating your audience, or being cliche?
A. by establishing your context
B. with an anecdote
C. with a quotation
D. with a question
E. with a startling fact
F. with a definition
G. with an unusual comparison
H. with a controversial statement
How might you conclude your essay without just repeating what you said
in your intro, but still reminding your reader what the primary focus
of your essay was?
A. by discussing the implications of your argument
B. by asking a question
C. by referring to something you discussed in the beginning
D. by proposing action
E. by predicting events
F. by offering a warning
Ideas and language borrowed from Kirszner and Mandell's The Wadsworth Handbook and Bullock and Weinburg's The Little Seagull Handbook.