Last Updated: March 29, References. This article was co-authored by Michelle Golden, PhD. Michelle Golden is an English teacher in Athens, Georgia. There are 7 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. Writing an effective introduction can be one of the most intimidating aspects of writing an essay.
How to Start a College Essay With a Quote
How to Start an Essay With a Quote: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
For any essay or other research paper, you always need to offer your opinion on the matter — and support it with evidence. Quotes are among the favorite proofs. By researching any subject, you collect the information for your theories and conclusions. And you always need citations. A quote in an essay is an excellent tool if used correctly. It supports your thesis and makes your whole text more versatile.
How To Start An Essay With A Quote?
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Since application essays do not have to adhere to the formality and technicality of academic papers that one writes in high school, my take is that it is not frowned upon to kick off an essay with a quotation. So just be careful with that. Whenever I wrote an essay and had it critiqued by my english teacher, it seemed to be encouraged to begin with something "unique". But then again, it is College application essays we are talking about, so high school paradigms no longer apply.