How to Write an Introduction That Works
Writing an introductory paragraph can be one of the most difficult parts of your college essay. Introduction paragraphs will either grab your reader’s attention or tell them they do not want to bother to read the rest of your paper. Many college students wonder how to write an introduction that will make their paper stand out and meet the requirements of their paper. Here are some tips:
- Grab the attention of your reader but be professional; don’t try to be too funny or glib
- Make your introduction a summary of what you will find in your paper
- Include a thesis statement which answers the question your paper explores. It can be as simple as, “In this paper, the author will show…”
- Write your introduction as an outline, then finish once you are done with the body of your paper to tie it all together
Here’s to great beginnings!