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HOW TO WRITE ESSAY INTRODUCTIONS
The introduction should be designed to attract the reader’s attention and give her an idea of the essay’s focus.
1. Begin with an attention grabber.
The attention grabber you use is up to you, but here are some ideas:
o Startling information
This information must be true and verifiable, and it doesn’t need to be totally new to your readers. It could simply be a pertinent fact that explicitly illustrates the point you wish to make.
If you use a piece of startling information, follow it with a sentence or two of elaboration.
An anecdote is a story that illustrates a point.
Be sure your anecdote is short, to the point, and relevant to your topic. This can be a very effective opener for your essay, but use it carefully.
An appropriate dialogue does not have to identify the speakers, but the reader must understand the point you are trying to convey. Use only two or three exchanges between speakers to make your point.
Follow dialogue with a sentence or two of elaboration.
o Summary Information
A few sentences explaining your topic in general terms can lead the reader gently to your thesis. Each sentence should become gradually more specific, until you reach your thesis.
2. If the attention grabber was only a sentence or two, add one or two more sentences that will lead the reader from your opening to your thesis statement.
3. Finish the paragraph with your thesis statement.
The conclusion brings closure to the reader, summing up your points or providing a final perspective on your topic.
All the conclusion needs is three or four strong sentences which do not need to follow any set formula. Simply review the main points (being careful not to restate them exactly) or briefly describe your feelings about the topic. Even an anecdote can end your essay in a useful way.
· Gather your material together and review your plan and layout to know exactly what you are going to include in your introduction. It shouldn’t contain facts or lots of description as you should save this for the main body.
· Step 2
Start with a question, quotation or surprising and controversial statement that will immediately grab the attention of the reader. Keep in mind that whoever is reading or marking your essay will have many others, so your essay should stand out by grabbing attention from the beginning.
· Step 3
Keep the introduction brief by adopting a light tone and staying away from long-winded explanations. Your introduction shouldn’t be a summary of everything in your essay but it should ask the question you are going to answer or explain the problem that you will discuss, without actually doing so.
· Step 4
Use correct language and grammar and avoid slang or paraphrasing unless it directly relates to the topic of your essay. Ensure that the introduction is structurally correct and arranged into manageable sentences and paragraphs. Read it through aloud to check it is easy to follow and the words flow naturally together.
· Step 5
Finish with a final statement or question that should lead naturally and automatically to the main body of your essay. Some people prefer to write their introduction after the essay but if you do this, beware of repeating what is going to follow. Leave your audience with a sense of anticipation that makes them want to continue to the end.