Here are a few sample introductory paragraphs for you to review. These introductions include an attention getter, a thesis statement and a plan of development. (NOTE: These introductory paragraphs serve as examples and should not be replicated or copied and used as your own. They are simply models to provide you a reference.)
BROAD GENERAL STATEMENT
There are many important people in my life that I love and care for very much. First, I have many dear friends, such as Iris and Bert who have remained loyal friends through out the years. I admire many of my past teachers, historical figures and modern day heroes I read about or see on television. However, the most influential person in my life has been my loving mother who has endured tremendous hardships and has rarely complained about a single one. Her incredible dedication, generosity and hard work have made her an exemplary role model for me.
Do you have an influential person in your life who serves as your role model? Is there anyone who has touched your life in a special way and has made you better because of it? Have you ever contemplated what your life would be like without this person? I have, and so I cherish every moment I spend with her. The most influential person in my life has been my loving mother, and although she has endured tremendous hardships, I have rarely heard her complain about a single one. Her incredible dedication, generosity, and hard work have made her an exemplary role model for me.