Beginning Your Essay: Catch your reader with a hook.

  • Quotation: “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

  • Question: What would you do if you had to face your worst enemy?

  • Idiom, Proverb or other well-known phrase: All that glitters is not gold.

  • Metaphor or Simile: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” (Forest Gump)

  • Allusion to a well-known story, person, or event: Homework is the Achilles heel of many students.

  • Anecdote: Tom was ready to go home, having no idea that his life was about to take a turn that would leave him reevaluating his beliefs