Hooks & Sinkers: Writing Effective Introductions and Conclusions in Academic Writing

Today I talked to some Clemson graduate students about the arts of beginning well and ending well in academic writing genres (WAC). I’m incredibly happy to have been a part of such an amazing event put on by Clemson’s GRAD360 program, and to have had the chance to talk with such brilliant folks. Writing across the curriculum is vital to explore, probe, and talk about in every discipline, and it can be a lot of fun as well.

You can access the Adobe Spark presentation I’ve prepared here: 


We also collaboratively constructed two Google Doc lists of qualities in different disciplines that make for effective introductions and effective conclusions.

Here’s the handout for the conversation. Such a nice (and informative) time!

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