BELLRINGER: FRESHMAN TECHNOLOGY- The First Paragraph.

Students should have had some time recently in class to conduct some background research into your topic of the "History of a Thing" Research Paper. The time has come for you to begin writing the paper itself.

For this exercise, you will be writing the first paragraph of your paper. This paragraph has a couple of purposes for the reader:

1) Grab the attention of the reader with an interesting opening sentence.
2) Explain what the topic is and what is important about the topic.
3) Preview the purpose of the paper (thesis statement.)

With this in mind, write a 3-5 sentence introductory paragraph that ends with a thesis statement regarding the history of your topic.

Here is a sample introductory paragraph that you can emulate, if it is helpful:

"I LOVE chocolate!" Ask just about anyone in America what they think of chocolate and this will likely be your answer. The United States is a chocolate-crazy country, with chocolate being seen in everything from cakes and cookies to holiday decorations and wedding reception centerpieces. The Hershey's company has been serving up delicious chocolate candies and snacks for over 120 years. From its humble beginnings in rural Pennsylvania to their position as the #1 chocolate manufacturer in the world in 2018, the history of Hershey's is essentially the history of chocolate."

Note the "Grabber" sentence that starts the paragraph, which draws in the interest of the reader. Also note the basic background information about the topic, so that the reader is clear on what will be discussed in the paper. Please try to accomplish the same with YOUR introductory paragraph!

NOTE: Please do not refer to yourself in this paper! For example, do not write, "I am writing this paper to tell you about the history of Hershey's chocolates."

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