Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: Jul 07, 2016     Views: 1003

An introduction paragraph is your opportunity to orient your reader to your paper. To write a strong introduction:

  • Introduce the overall topic for your paper by giving the reader grounding and context.
  • Express the purpose of your paper.
  • Give the reader a preview of the main ideas of the paper.
  • Include an arguable thesis that expresses what you will be showing or proving to your reader in the paper. 

 

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