Published on February 4, by Shona McCombes. Revised on February 4, A good introduction paragraph is an essential part of any academic essay. It sets up your argument and tells the reader what to expect. This introduction example is taken from our interactive essay example on the history of Braille.
One of my friends — a high-up professor in an English university — told me he can tell the grade a student will get within the first 90 seconds of reading a paper. The introduction orients your reader to how well you understand academic writing, your skills in critical thinking, your ability to write professionally with minimal errors, and the depth of knowledge you have on the topic. No wonder introductions are so difficult to write. After reading the top 30 online articles on how to write an essay introduction, I synthesised the five most common steps that universities give on how to write an introduction. The five steps I am going to introduce to you in this paragraph form my I. The intro method provides an easy to use acronym for how to write an introduction that the top universities recommend.
Writing an essay is like making a hamburger. Think of the introduction and conclusion as the bun, with the "meat" of your argument in between. The introduction is where you'll state your thesis, while the conclusion sums up your case. Both should be no more than a few sentences.
Studying research method was not a new experience since I have studied about it in my under graduate school. In comparison from the previous one I had, ULMS Applied Research Methods Module has enhanced my understanding about how to conduct a research in an appropriate way to be implemented in the real world setting. I learned to appreciate the nature of research and the research process in academic and practical contexts. This module also enables me to develop my understanding in the differences. Introduction of research and research methods What is research method?