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 article, we will teach… Continue Reading...

Abortion Pros and Cons Essay

compromise would be the mark of a civilized society. Essay hook sentence “In the mid-1800s abortion was a hot-button issue as it is today, but not because of religion, ethics or politics, but because of concerns regarding poisoning” (Reagan, 1998). Introduction “In the mid-1800s abortion was a hot-button issue as it is today, but not because of religion, ethics or politics, but because of concerns regarding poisoning” (Reagan, 1998). In those days, people did not believe that human life existed at conception: it was only when the movements of the fetus were experienced did they believe there to be human… Continue Reading...

Cause and Effect Essay Example: Climate Change & Hurricanes

warming are (or are not) occurring. Now look at the first line of the essay below:  that’s the hook sentence. Notice what grabs the reader’s attention? That’s right—that’s the name of an Academy Award-winning actress right there. You want a hook?  We just gave you one. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you lead into an essay. Who said weather papers have to be boring? Introduction Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities caused a jump on social media (as well as traditional media) when they laid the blame for recent hurricanes—Harvey, Irma and Maria—on global warming and climate change.  But… Continue Reading...