How to write Sizzling Starts - Persuasive
The Sizzling Start/introduction has to show the reader exactly which side of the case will be argued. However it should also engage the reader and make them feel they are in the hands of a confident writer.
Topic: Compulsory recycling
It is estimated that a simple plastic container will take 50,000 years to decompose. How many bottles and plastic containers do you throw out a week? That's a lot of landfill to leave around for 49,900 years after you die.
Topic: Cats are better than dogs
They slobber on your best outfit, they bark all night and their breath smells exactly like meat left out in the sun for a week. Dogs as pets, I don't get it. Give me a cat quiet and curled up on my knee, purrrrlease.
Topic: Visit the museum
There are naked people at the Melbourne Museum. Lots of them. OK they are models, but at first glance it seems you've stumbled on a roomful of nudists. (Michelle Hamer, journalist)