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The hooks for any essay usually appear in the first sentence of the article. It could be some interesting quote, a well-known fact, a statistic or some famous last words. There are numerous types of hooks for essays that the writer can utilize. This does not mean that you can use only a single type, you can use as many hooks as you want, the main aim is to make your work creative and attractive so that the reader is compelled to read.

The popular hook sentences for essays that are used for articles include the following:

It is an opportunity that may be best explained by Alan Watt’s quote from the introduction to his Philosophies of Asia, “philosophy is man's expression of curiosity about everything and his attempt to make sense of the world primarily through his intellect; that is to say, his faculty for thinking.” Imagine we are building a house out of brick....


A classic format for compositions is the five-paragraph essay

Introduction Conditional sentences are dedicated to expressing a possible situation and its consequences.

Hankey, Wayne John. “‘Magis . . . Pro Nostra Sentencia‘: John Wyclif, His Mediaeval Predecessors and Reformed Successors, and a Pseudo-Augustinian Eucharistic Decretal.” Augustiniana 45, fasc. 3-4 (1995): 213-245.