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15 January, 2014
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The introduction of your essay, this first thing that the reader reads and decides if it is going to be a well written essay or the ramblings of someone that didn’t do their research. The introduction is a very important part of your research paper, here you tell the reader about the paper and you have to write something that will catch their interest.
This can be difficult because sometimes the writer will give them too much information or not enough, doing either will make the reader lose interest in your essay and it makes the introduction boring either way. There are some things that you can do to make your introduction better, you can start out with something catchy that will get their attention and then start to give them facts on the subject.
The way that the introduction should be set up is, a catchy or interesting first sentence, thesis statement, and then a couple sentences to support you idea and always make sure that last sentence transitions into the next paragraph. Using bad transitions will lose the reader from paragraph to paragraph.
There are a few ways that you can start you introduction and the best way to start it off strong is with the first sentence. Here are some ideas on what you can write for your first sentence.
"I was totally stuck with my freshman literature term paper - I could not even gather up my sources. I found a great manual on this site that helped me and I received an A+. Thank you!"