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  • “Funnel” Intro

Funnel Intro

  • Example Prompt: describe Buck’s relationships with humans in “Call of the Wild,” and how they changed him.

Funnel Intro

  • Hook
  • General Intro Remarks
    • Connect to Story
    • Element To Examine
  • Thesis Sentence

Funnel Intro

  • Hook - Broad “hook” to catch readers’ interest and put them on familiar ground. Hook can be an intriguing fact, quote, reference, detail—something readers would be familiar with from real life. It should not be a direct reference to the story.

Funnel Intro

  • Example Prompt: describe Buck’s relationships with humans in “Call of the Wild,” and how they changed him.
  • Hook Sample:
  • Dogs are often called “man’s best friend,” but are men always the best friends to dogs?

Funnel Intro

  • General Introductory Remarks
    • Connect - From the hook, lead in to the story. Connect the idea in the hook to an idea from the story itself.
    • Element to Examine - lead in to the element to examine: in this case, relationships.

Funnel Intro

  • General Introductory Remarks Sample: Connect
  • The author Jack London frequently explored the ways dogs and men interact with each other, describing relationships both kind and cruel. In The Call of the Wild, London tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who in 1897 is stolen from his home in the warm Santa Clara Valley and transported to the Yukon, where he is sold as a sled dog. Buck must learn to adapt to the harshness of his new environment as he is forced to work in freezing weather and survive on little food. His strength, cunning, and ability to learn from his experiences finally allow Buck to thrive in the Arctic wilderness.

Funnel Intro

  • General Introductory Remarks Sample: Element to Examine (relationships)
  • Throughout his life, Buck is involved with various people, including Judge Miller; Francois and Perrault; Hal, Mercedes, and Charles; and John Thornton.

Funnel Intro

  • Thesis - the sentence that snaps your essay into focus. The sentence must be a statement that needs to be supported by evidence and analysis. It should be sufficient to cover all the subtopics of your essay.

Funnel Intro

  • Thesis Sentence Sample: As he shifts from one owner to the next, Buck experiences many different relationships that help develop and define his character.

Dogs are often called “man’s best friend,” but are men always the best friends to dogs? The author Jack London frequently explored the ways dogs and men interact with each other, describing relationships both kind and cruel. In The Call of the Wild, London tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who in 1897 is stolen from his home in the warm Santa Clara Valley and transported to the Yukon, where he is sold as a sled dog. Buck must learn to adapt to the harshness of his new environment as he is forced to work in freezing weather and survive on little food. His strength, cunning, and ability to learn from his experiences finally allow Buck to thrive in the Arctic wilderness. Throughout his life, Buck is involved with various people, including Judge Miller; Francois and Perrault; Hal, Mercedes, and Charles; and John Thornton. As he shifts from one owner to the next, Buck experiences many different relationships that help develop and define his character.

  • Dogs are often called “man’s best friend,” but are men always the best friends to dogs? The author Jack London frequently explored the ways dogs and men interact with each other, describing relationships both kind and cruel. In The Call of the Wild, London tells the story of Buck, a domestic dog who in 1897 is stolen from his home in the warm Santa Clara Valley and transported to the Yukon, where he is sold as a sled dog. Buck must learn to adapt to the harshness of his new environment as he is forced to work in freezing weather and survive on little food. His strength, cunning, and ability to learn from his experiences finally allow Buck to thrive in the Arctic wilderness. Throughout his life, Buck is involved with various people, including Judge Miller; Francois and Perrault; Hal, Mercedes, and Charles; and John Thornton. As he shifts from one owner to the next, Buck experiences many different relationships that help develop and define his character.
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