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Patrick's essay: the introduction

Watch an essay introduction; move from a general topic to the main issue, the thesis statement & supporting stats to an outline of the essay structure

In this video Jonathan returns to the example of Patrick’s essay about food waste, to examine and dissect the introduction.

As you will see, Patrick’s essay includes many of the typical features of an essay introduction including:

  • a move from a general topic to a focus on the main issue that will be discussed in the essay

  • supporting statistics

  • a thesis statement

  • an outline of the structure of the essay.

You can view the introduction in this PDF document.

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