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Personal Experience or Story

You can rope the reader's attention by using a personal experience or story.  Look at the sample below to see this "trick of the trail."

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Candlestick Park

     I will never forget the night of August 12, 1987, at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, when the Giants lost to the Dodgers 4-3. It was the first major league game that I had ever been to. I remember how angry my dad was at the rest of the family for not bringing warmer clothes. I had on every sweatshirt that I had brought to San Francisco, and I was still freezing.

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