The topic I have chosen to write about for this paper is how I use math in my life both as a child and as an adult.
I use math to balance my checkbook and to budget my monthly expenses as an adult.
In the introduction above, the opening line does not serve to grab the reader’s attention.
Instead, it is a statement of an obvious and mundane fact. A more effective attention grabber may point out a specific, and perhaps surprising, instance when adults use math in their daily lives, in order to show the reader why this is such as important topic to consider.
A thesis statement for this essay would clearly tell the reader what “things” you will be discussing and what point you will make about them.
Now let’s look at how the above principles can be incorporated more effectively into an introduction.
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Proper money management today involves knowing interest rates, balancing checkbooks, paying taxes, estimating my paycheck, and budgeting to make ends meet from month-to-month.
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