Welcome to another Q&A. In this one, we will write a short thesis statement quickly.
Adenike, and I hope I pronounced that correctly, is asking:
“Can I get help in writing introductory (opening) paragraphs on these topics I am working on? And here are the topics. Topic 1: City schools are more advantageous than village schools. Topic 2: Health is more important than wealth. Topic 3: My daily Llife.”
All right. So here’s what I’m gonna do. I will show you how to handle Topic 1 in this video, and then I’ll write a blog article on how to handle the other two – in a little more detail. And I’ll post the link below the video. Okay?
Now. I’m gonna assume that these are essay prompts for very short, three hundred word essays. And I’ll show you how QUICKLY you can actually put together your opening paragraph. So, if the essay is only three hundred words short, then the opening paragraph should be no longer than forty to fifty words.
And Let’s Tackle Topic 1
If you’re not familiar with the power of three, it’s essentially a technique or a rule of thumb that says, “if you’re not sure, divide into three.” Let’s see how this works. So, Topic 1 is: City Schools are more Advantageous than Village Schools. Great.
Using the Power of Three
All we need to do is find three ways in which city schools are better than village schools. So let’s think of them one by one.
First, I’m thinking that city schools would probably have better technology, such as smart boards, the internet, and so on.
Second, I’m thinking that city schools may have better libraries – for example – why not?
And finally, city schools may have more teachers.
And we have our structure. We have the thesis. And we have our three ways in which city schools are supposedly better. Or more advantageous. And now we have everything we need to put together the opening paragraph.
Complete Introductory Paragraph
City schools are more advantageous than village schools, in three ways. City schools have access to more advanced technology, such as the internet and smart boards. They usually boast more extensive libraries. And they often have more teachers who specialize in different subjects.
And guess what – we have just completed our opening paragraph and we have forty three words in it. How about it!
As always, I encourage you to ask questions in the comments below.