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Composing A Winning Introduction To An Essay

There was once a time when a student asked why teachers stress so much on the introduction when it is just a short part of the paper. The response that the student was given by the teacher was simple but straight and to the point – you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Once you mess up, you are done, but if you do a good job, you will be happy in the long run.

This is how important the introduction is to your work. There are a lot of students who have in the past presented papers that were perfectly written but they still ended up failing because they did not write a good introduction or some of them just never had one.

Since we already know the importance of an introduction, the question here therefore is how can we present a very good one? A section that meets all the necessary requirements to ensure that you can get a good result when the papers are marked and sent back to you. The following are some helpful ideas that you can work with:

  • Focus on the topic
  • Emphasize the thesis statement
  • Consider the point of view of the readers

Focus on the topic

If you ever want to make sure that you do not lose any marks on your introduction, the first thing that you must make sure you do is to ensure it has an angle on the topic that you are addressing. It should be your first line of defense when you are working on the paper.

As the teacher will be going through your introduction, they will be looking for hints on how you intend to develop the topic through the paper, so make sure you do not disappoint.

Emphasize the thesis statement

The thesis statement is also another part of the introduction, but one that should stand on its own. Like the title of your work, it is also something that your teacher will be looking at keenly and follow through as they read the rest of your work.

Consider the point of view of the readers

This is a paper that you are writing but not for yourself. Think of the perspective of the audience and what you intend to deliver to them. This should give you an idea of what you need to have in this section, so that you meet the needs of the audience appropriately.