Using a Quote as the Hook of an Introductory Paragraph

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a quote is an outstanding way to begin

your introduction but why would you want

to start your essay with a sentence from

somebody else who was smart and famous

because it makes you seem smart and

famous the impression that the reader

has about the speaker will be

transferred to your essay

so a quote is simply a sentence that

you've taken from somewhere else when

you use a quote in your introduction

you're going to look for one or maybe

two short sentences said by someone

famous or qualified on your topic and

it's usually a sentence that's kind of

witty or insightful or even ironic that

makes the reader smile it's a little

different than the way we used quotes

other places when we've said quote in

the body of your essay this is a a

sentence of evidence that you've taken