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# Writing: Introductions — Video lesson

David demonstrates an Introductions question on the SAT Writing and Language test. Created by David Rheinstrom.

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• In choice C, it is said "The same dilemma" . But if this is the introduction to the paragraph (1st sentence), then what's "The dilemma"? because the author hasn't mentioned any dilemma yet (since it is the first sentence)
• It's supposed to mean that each engineer faces the same dilemma as the other engineer, as opposed to the same dilemma as something else mentioned in the passage.
• How much work experience did you have before you found out the correct answer was C? ;)
• at you said that the idea of the passage was problems and solutions, but choice C doesn't depict both a problem and a solution, only a problem. So why should we choose C over A, I'm not too sure.
• When selecting a good introduction, you want to make sure that it matches both the sentences around it and is a good introduction for what the passage is talking about. If the paragraph is about a problem and its solution, your introduction will typically just introduce the problem. You don't really summarize the whole paragraph in the introduction, just give a basic premise to jump off of in the rest of it. Here, we see that C) gives us a problem, and A) gives us a problem and solution, so no red flags yet. However, A) really clashes horribly with the rest of the paragraph. It is a very vague way to start the paragraph that is followed by a super specific instance of those two employees. Instead, C) properly introduces the Julies and is the better answer.
Really, the thing that best allows you to decide the answer in this question isn't how the passage is organized but simply how the introduction connects with the sentences that follow it.
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