Starting with a Grabber
It was like nothing they had ever seen before, so they never, ever wanted to put it down. Starting an essay with an attention grabber is a great way to hook your readers and make them want to read the rest. So, how do you write an attention grabber? Here are some ideas to try.
- Surprise your readers with an interesting fact that they might now know.
- The flight lasted only twelve seconds, but it was twelve seconds that changed the world.
- Ask a question. Make it a question that makes your readers think or that makes them want to keep reading to find the answer.
- When the news came that the Wright Brothers had achieved flight, would you have believed it?
- Use a quote. The right quote is a great way to get people interested and to get them thinking. Always quote your source.
- Orville Wright knew the importance of curiosity. “Isn’t it astonishing that all these secrets have been preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!”
- Use descriptive words. Set the scene. Use your senses.
- On December 17, 1903, the strong winds blew as one of the most historical events in history was about to take place.
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