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The hook grabs the readers attention.

The bridge transitions.


The thesis tells the reader exactly what the essay is about.

Hook: generalization

          Americans love to drive their cars.  This love to drive leads to traffic congestion in every American city, particularly during morning and afternoon commutes.  This problem would easily be solved if the vehicles on the road carried more than one person.  Since so many people start and end their commutes in the same places that other people start and end their commutes, carpooling is an option.  Carpooling does create small inconveniences for both drivers and passengers, but the benefits far exceed the costs.  Commuters should consider carpooling to eliminate traffic congestion, decrease the expense of commuting, and socialize. 

 

Hook: common misperception

          Americans think that the only way to get to work is alone in their cars. This belief leads to traffic congestion in every American city, particularly during morning and afternoon commutes.  This problem would easily be solved if the vehicles on the road carried more than one person.  Since so many people start and end their commutes in the same places that other people start and end their commutes, carpooling is an option.  Carpooling does create small inconveniences for both drivers and passengers, but the benefits far exceed the costs. Commuters should consider carpooling to eliminate traffic congestion, decrease the expense of commuting, and socialize.


Hook: fact or statistic

          Every day, millions of people around the country get into their cars and drive alone to work. As a result, traffic congestion is a serious problem in every American city, particularly during morning and afternoon commutes.  This problem would easily be solved if the vehicles on the road carried more than one person.  Since so many people start and end their commutes in the same places that other people start and end their commutes, carpooling is an option.  Carpooling does create small inconveniences for both drivers and passengers, but the benefits far exceed the costs.  Commuters should consider carpooling to eliminate traffic congestion, decrease the expense of commuting, and socialize.


Hook: question

           How much time do you spend in an average week alone in your car? If you are like millions of other Americans, you drive to and from work alone every day.  As a result, traffic congestion is a serious problem in every American city, particularly during morning and afternoon commutes.  This problem would easily be solved if the vehicles on the road carried more than one person.  Since so many people start and end their commutes in the same places that other people start and end their commutes, carpooling is an option.  Carpooling does create small inconveniences for both drivers and passengers, but the benefits far exceed the costs. Commuters should consider carpooling to eliminate traffic congestion, decrease the expense of commuting, and socialize. 


Hook: anecdote

           Every day, I sit alone in my car and get stuck in traffic on my way to work.  While my car crawled along yesterday, I looked around and noticed that every other car had only one person in it.  The fact that all the other drivers and I were alone in our cars causes the congestion that I sit in every day.  My city is not alone. In fact, traffic congestion is a serious problem in every American city, particularly during morning and afternoon commutes.  This problem would easily be solved if the vehicles on the road carried more than one person.  Since so many people start and end their commutes in the same places that other people start and end their commutes, carpooling is an option.  Carpooling does create small inconveniences for both drivers and passengers, but the benefits far exceed the costs.  Commuters should consider carpooling to eliminate traffic congestion, decrease the expense of commuting, and socialize.


Hook: quote

           Steven Wright once proclaimed, "I had to stop driving my car for a while... the tires got dizzy."  Tires are not all that get dizzy.  Every day, millions of commuters are made dizzy by the traffic congestion that plagues American cities, particularly during morning and afternoon commutes.  This problem would easily be solved if the vehicles on the road carried more than one person.  Since so many people start and end their commutes in the same places that other people start and end their commutes, carpooling is an option.  Carpooling does create small inconveniences for both drivers and passengers, but the benefits far exceed the costs.  Commuters should consider carpooling to eliminate traffic congestion, decrease the expense of commuting, and socialize.

        Hook, Bridge, Thesis