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Starting With An Attention Grabber

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Starting a piece of writing with an attention grabber is a good approach to securing reader interest. Hooking the reader with an attention grabber such as a question, a surprise, or maybe a quotation creates a desire to read on to see what happens next. Even if all the information in the body of the essay is solid, it’s important to get the reader to that point with a good attention grabber. Starting an essay with an attention grabber ensures that your audience will want to keep reading.

Time4Writing’s free writing resources show students how to start a paper with an interesting attention grabber. Designed to help students improve their writing skills, regardless of academic grade or proficiency level, Time4Writing’s 8-week courses provide more in-depth practice and one-on-one instruction by a certified teacher.