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    In this assignment, you will work to create an informative and dynamic introduction. A dynamic introduction is important to grab your readers' attention, and it also sets a tone for your essay. To write an effective introduction, writers use many different types of patterns of development to provide an introduction that not only introduces their thesis statement, but creates interest that insprires readers to read the rest of the essay. Write an introduction to create interest for your essay.

    To Prepare Your Introduction:
    Choose a pattern of development explained in your textbook from the list below:
    a. Narrative
    b. Description
    c. Illustration
    d. Process Analysis
    e. Comparison and Contrast
    f. Classification and Division
    g. Definition
    h. Cause and Effect
    Use the pattern of development that you have selected and create your introduction.
    At the top of your paper, place the type of pattern of development you have chosen.
    At the end of your introduction, place your thesis statement

    My topic is private vs public schools-test scores?

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    The types of "development" your assignment instructions refers to are the various ways (methods of reasoning) that you might use to logically present your argument in your essay.
    For instance:
    a. Narrative -this one tells a story, from beginning to end, to explain your reasoning about an issue or problem.

    b. Description - this one uses describing to explain your issue of problem, while also including your reasons in the description. Appropriate for some problems/issues, such as describing a process.

    c. Illustration - this one explains a problem or issue almost using a metaphor, or similar event to explain the problem/issue, and give your ideas or reasons in the example metaphor, or illustration that you use - sermons often present issues using illustrations.

    d. Process Analysis instead of describing a problem or issue, this one uses an analysis of the process, rather than mere description to explain the problem and suggest solutions.

    e. Comparison and Contrast - sometimes called pro and con, this use of logic examines a problem/issue by looking at both sides (positive/negative, pro/con, same/different).

    f. Classification and Division - this logic method tries to combine like things, and assign the problem or issue to a category where it can be addressed. The division part breaks the problem into chunks that can then each be more easily addressed.

    g. Definition - some problems are more easily understood and dealt with once they are completely defined, or their various parts are completely defined. This allows the problem to be understood, so that all are on the same page regarding the difficulty, and then solutions can be considered.

    h. Cause and Effect - this one seeks to understand the root causes of a problem as a method to address the effects of the problem, which are probably the issues that are in need of solutions.

    In order to choose how you will use logic/reason to address this issue topic that you have chosen, you will need to have a pretty clear idea how your essay will go, what reasons you will want to present, and what alternative views of the problem you might want to acknowledge in your paper. Then, you can consider the reasoning approaches presented ...

    Solution Summary

    Discussion and instructions to create an effective essay introduction, with thesis statement and pattern of development identified.