The first step toward writing an eye-catching opening for your essay would be answers to these questions: A PRO TIP: Write a hook and introduction after you’ve finished the whole essay.
It will help to clarify a thesis and understand what type of hooks would fit your work better.
To get a better idea of what a terrific introduction looks like, watch the video tutorial from James, who defines essay hooks as grabbers.
So, what types of opening lines can you use as a good hook for an essay?
This type of hooks works for essays about writers, literature phenomena, books, etc.
Start your essay with a quote from books you review, and it will establish your authority as a writer.
This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.
Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.
We call it a “hook” because it reminds a shiny lure that fishermen use to catch a fish.
And, depending on the fish they want to catch, they will use different hooks. An essay hook opens your introduction rather than substitutes it.