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well im doing a research paper on Ellen Hopkins but i can not find a way to begin my introduction. i really need help. below i have provided what is information is need for this intro.


  1. I. Biographical Information
    1. A. About Ellen Hopkins
      1. 1. Born: March 26, 1955 Birthplace: Long Beach, CA
      2. 2. Adopted at birth by Valeria and Albert C. Wagner
      3. 3. Found her birth mother [Toni Chandler] in 200 and discovered she was also a poet, also has a half-sister, Fran.
      4. 4. Straight A student during most of her school career, attended private school through 8th grade
      5. 5. Graduated Santa Ynez Valley Union HS in 1973, went on to study journalism in Crafton Hills College and UCSB, but dropped out to get married and start a family
    2. B. Influences on Ellen Hopkins
      1. 1. Her daughter’s actions had a great deal of influence on her and her stories
      2. 2. Her husband is very supportive and also influenced her because of all his help

can someone plz help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hi,

If you want all these points in your introduction, in this sequence, have you considered simply starting by saying this?

Helen Hopkins was born on March 26, 1955, in Long Beach, California.

Clive
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thanks soo much its just im having a hard time figuring out how to put it all in without making it just as it is in the outline. i want to add to it. but i dont know how???
Hi,

Generally speaking, in an introductuon you should mention briefly who she is, why she is important, and the main points you are going to discuss in the rest of your essay.

Clive