This handout explains the functions of introductions, offers strategies for writing
effective ones, helps you check drafted ones, and provides examples.
Things NOT to do in an introductory paragraph: ... the essay, to sharpen their own
idea of what they're up to, and then they go back and delete the running start.
The introduction paragraph has two main purposes: 1. It introduces the topic to
prepare the reader for what you will be writing. 2. It hooks the reader so that they
Right after your title is the introductory paragraph. Like an appetizer for a meal,
the introductory paragraph sets up the reader's palate and gives him a foretaste ...
Introductions and conclusions are just as important as the body of your paper. ...
show are several ways to write a good introduction or opening to your paper.
The introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of your essay. What does it do?
It introduces the main idea of your essay. A good opening paragraph captures ...
The introductory paragraph of any paper, long or short, should start with a
sentence that piques the interest of your readers. Think of your first sentence as a
How to Start an Introduction When Writing an Essay About Poetry ... How to Write
the Intro Paragraph of a Literary Elements Essay · Thesis Statements vs.
Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions for an Argument Paper ...
When writing a research paper, you may need to use a more formal, less
Although its precise construction varies from genre to genre (and from essay to
essay), good introductory paragraphs generally accomplish the same tasks and ...