Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 1499
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.
- See other introduction tips to create a strong introduction.
- View the recorded webinar "Beginnings and Endings" to learn more about introductions.
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