how could i start my essay off better to catch attention

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in this essay i will be explaining two characteristics of interpersonal communication.
asked Oct 10 '13 at 23:10 autumn New member

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You will certainly catch the attention of your teacher with that sentence, Autumn! 


The first word of every sentence is capitalized. Always.

The word "I" is always capitalized.  Always.

There are no exceptions to these rules.


There should be a comma after essay.


Formal writing should be written in the third person.  Remove references to the writer (me, I, my) and the reader (you, your). 


I don't know what two characteristics you are writing about, so I don't have a suggestion for a first sentence.  To catch the attention of the reader, include something of interest.  If I were writing an essay about balloons, I wouldn't start with: This essay is about balloons.  I would perhap write: Balloons range in size from those large enough to leave earth's atmosphere to the tiny ones that fit inside an artery.


It is often easier to write the introduction after you have written the body of the paper.  Take a look at the body of your essay.  Find something that the reader will find very interesting.  Then use that in the first sentence of your introductory paragraph.

link comment answered Oct 10 '13 at 23:54 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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