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I need help with having to write an introduction on a persuasive essay about how smoking should be outlawed

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  1. DON'T start any paper's first draft by writing the introduction! How can you introduce a paper that you haven't written yet?

    Follow the writing process, whether you're writing for science, history, English, or whatever:

    Prewriting: brainstorm, research, plan, outline, thesis statement

    Writing: write first draft by starting with section II of your outline; write introduction after the body of the paper is written; write the conclusion last.

    Polishing: revise, concentrating first on the body of the paper, then the intro, then the concl (revision = making sure ideas are logical and sequential and support your thesis); proofread (spelling, grammar, usage, etc.)

    Do you have a thesis yet? Have you done your brainstorming (and maybe research) yet? Have you written an outline?

    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/catalogue.html#org
    from http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/catalogue.html

    http://www.angelfire.com/wi/writingprocess/

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
    Check in the Essay & Research Paper Level.

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  2. I have done my draft. i have my reasons..i just cant think of an introduction and how to put my reasons in there

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  3. You could mention the risks of secondhand smoke.

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  4. Here are two of the best webpages I've seen on the topic of how to write an intro:

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/intros.htm

    and

    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/intro.html

    You can start out with a quotation or a statistic -- the more startling, the better!! End the intro with your thesis statement.

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