E11 AGENDA 01/23 – Hooks

  1. Discuss Midterm results
  2. Review how to write intros and hooks
  3. Practice how to write an effective thesis and hook


  • Use binder paper for this
  • Your topic is GENDER ROLES.
  • Narrow your topic (be more specific – gender roles in China, gender roles and their effect on children, etc.)
  • Write a thesis that contains a topic, an opinion, and aswers how/why
  • Using your thesis as a guide, write an EFFECTIVE hook using each of the following techniques:
    • Personal Narrative
    • Fact or statistic
    • Argue against thesis
    • Rhetorical question / Ask reader to imagine
    • Argue against a commonly held idea
    • Current event
    • Quote

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