Having a strong lede at the beginning of the story is very important for captivating the reader and grasping their interest. Knight and Filak both emphasize this and how important it is in writing. In my case I’ve never had to write a lede, it’s always been an introduction paragraph and I kind of have it serve the same purpose. Grabbing the readers attention is something I often struggle with when it comes to long papers. I have since found out that it should be short and to the point, but in the same case in the midst of being short grabbing the readers attention.