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Developing Your Writing Skills: How To Write The Hook Sentence For Essays


When you want to write a great hook sentence in your essay, you have to know a few things to do so. The hook sentence is the hardest part of writing an essay because it serves as a sentence that gets the reader’s attention and gets them interested in what you have to say. If you follow all of the suggestions I give you, your next hook sentence will be a great one.

How To Write The Hook Sentences For Essays

  • First you have to identify your audience. Who will be reading your essay? You have to captive your audience and if you don’t then you don’t have a good hook sentence. You also have to look at what matters to your audience. Sit down and make a list of who your audience is going to be and then look at what matters and captives them into reading your essay.
  • What is the purpose of the essay that you are about to write? Think long and hard about this question and make sure you identify it before you even think about starting to write your hook sentence. Look at how you want your audience to feel when they read your essay. What do you want the audience to know or take away for your essay? Ask yourself all of these before you start writing.
  • There are a few different ways that you can choose your hook sentence. You could use a word of advice for your audience. Tell them a short, yet amusing anecdote. Make a bold statement, give them a definition, a fun fact, quote, or you could use a statistic or even humor. Look at the subject matter of your essay and then you can decide what hook you can use in your essay.
  • Now that you have picked the way that you want to go with your hook sentence, now you have to write it. If you have one great sentence in your entire essay, it should be the hook. This is important because it is the first thing that your reader is going to read. If you are having troubles writing it when you start to write your essay, save it till last. A lot of writers find that it is easier to write their hook sentence after they have written their entire essay. You might want to try this out and it should make it easier to choose how you should approach your hook sentence.