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Introductions - The Writing Center


This handout explains the functions of introductions, offers strategies for writing effective ones, helps you check drafted ones, and provides examples.

The ESOL Essayist- The Introduction Paragraph


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  ...

Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions for ... - Purdue OWL


This resource outlines the generally accepted structure for introductions, body ... When writing a research paper, you may need to use a more formal, less ...

How to Write an Engaging Introduction - Writing Commons


Nov 30, 2011 ... In what ways does your opening engage your reader? Writers who ... Do you want your introductions to be “far out” (in a bad way)? Then avoid ...

The Introductory Paragraph


Tasks: The introductory paragraph to a short essay usually attempts to do three ... However, this kind of opening requires a lot of skill, and you can lose your ...

Writing Effective Introductions | Webster University


Why Introductions Matter. The opening paragraph is your first chance to make a good impression—to grab your readers' interest and make them want to keep ...

Introduction: The perfect start to your essay - EasyBib


Like an appetizer for a meal, the introductory paragraph sets up the reader's palate and gives him a foretaste of what is to come. You want start your paper on a ...

Introduction Paragraph


The introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of your essay. ... A good opening paragraph captures the interest of your reader and tells why your topic is  ...

Writing an Introductory Paragraph - Starting Your Research Paper ...


Dec 8, 2015 ... Writing the introductory paragraph can be a frustrating and slow process -- but it doesn't have to be. If you planned your paper out, then most of ...

Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience ...


We'll look at the importance of the introductory paragraph and engaging your ... to capture the readers' attention is to make the content of your writing relatable to ...

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Writing Introductory Paragraphs - Capital Community College


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 Introductory Paragraph - Homework/Study Tips from About.com


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 hook ...

Guide to Writing Introductions and Conclusions - Gallaudet University


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.