Read the introduction to an argumentative essay about entrepreneurs and free enterprise.
Mary Kay Ash wanted to write a book about women in business. Instead, what transpired was a business plan for Mary Kay, Inc., a cosmetics company. In a free enterprise system, people like Mary Kay Ash have the opportunity to make their own economic decisions and create their own influential businesses.
The introduction is effective because it...
provides a brief background about the essay's subject.
describes the life of a person many readers will know.
summarizes the topic and restates the writer's position.
begins the essay with an interesting anecdote or story.