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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.

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 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  ...

Introduction: The perfect start to your essay - EasyBib


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 ...

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.

Introduction Paragraph


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 - 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 ...

How to Start an Introduction When Writing an Essay About Poetry ...


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 ... - OWL - Purdue University


Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions for an Argument Paper ... When writing a research paper, you may need to use a more formal, less personal ...

The Introductory Paragraph - UCSB Writing Program


Although its precise construction varies from genre to genre (and from essay to essay), good introductory paragraphs generally accomplish the same tasks and ...