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Read Stevie Jeung's introductory paragraph for, "I Did Not Get My Spaghetti-O's: Death Row Consumption in the Popular Media" on page 52. Then read Thomas J. DeJong and Adam B. Smit's introductory paragraph for, "Running on Empty: The Effects of Food Deprivation on Concentration and Perseverance" on page 54. Do you find these introductions to be effective? Why or Why not? What did you like and dislike about these introductions? Which one did you feel was the best and why? Be sure to explain your answers.

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The introductory paragraphs in "I Did Not Get My Spaghetti-O's" and "Running on Empty: The Effects of Food Deprivation on Concentration and Perseverance" are effective in their own way. "I Did Not Get My Spaghetti-O's" is catchy based on the familiar names and lists of food. It engages the reader and makes them want to read more. It uses simple to understand words and concepts and has a clear, chronological flow to it. However, the paragraph lacks a clear thesis statement that alerts the reader as to what to expect in the paper. I found the topic interesting and the writing simplistic and easy to ...

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This solution discusses the different tacts used by writers in regards to effective introductions. It reviews "I Did Not Get My Spaghetti-O's: Death Row Consumption in the Popular Media" and "Running on Empty: The Effects of Food Deprivation on Concentration and Perseverance" and discusses which has the most effective introduction.

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