Arts and Social Science introductions
Theme: Legal responsibility to report child abuse
Should teachers be held criminally responsible if they fail to notify authorities of serious child abuse?
We use this excerpt to discuss the role of the opening sentence or sentences in an assignment introduction.
These sentences should provide the reader with a reason why he or she should keep reading. In journalism, this is referred to as 'the hook' because of its role to capture the reader's attention.
We are not convinced that the opening sentences from this excerpt hook the reader adequately - see if you agree.
Question for you: What might you do to make your opening sentences compelling?
- First, use the buttons on the right to guide you through the lesson. Read the excerpt and look at the notes provided.
- Complete the short activity.
- Finally, feel welcome to contact Student Learning either personally, or via the Moodle writing forum to discuss your writing (University of Waikato students only).