Hook Sentence Essays


What Is a Hook in an Essay?

While you can catch a fish with a net, you can only grab and keep a reader’s attention in an essay with a hook. An essay hook consists of one of two sentences in the introduction paragraph that are used to grab and keep your audience’s attention and interest. If you are still reading, it is clear that the foregoing two sentences provided the requisite hook that kept your interest and attention. Because these critical sentences occur first in your essay, it is vitally important to ensure that your hook is sufficiently compelling and interesting that your audience (which may Continue Reading...

How to Write a Hook Sentence

Ironically, it is difficult to write a hook sentence for an article about hook sentences. Any grand, overbroad claims would be little more than lies, because, despite what some people will tell you there is no magical formula for writing the perfect hook sentence. You cannot diagram a hook sentence and then substitute in other nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs to craft another hook sentence to fit into a different writing project. Instead, you have to consider multiple factors and then tailor your hook, based on those factors. In this… Continue Reading...