Now that we’ve gone over the finer points of an introduction, let’s take a look at a sample introduction to see how it all comes together. The beginning of an essay sets the tone for the reader and is also used to get the reader interested in your work. Having a well-written introduction is critical when writing an essay.
It is important to think of an introduction as a map to your paper. A good introduction can immediately set your paper apart from those of others. This podcast outlines the steps to help you write a powerful opening, such as including a well-constructed thesis statement.
An introduction does exactly what its name implies: it introduces the subject of the paper to readers. But most importantly, it provides readers with a map to the overall paper. A good introduction captures readers’ attention, tells them what the paper is about, and provides an outline of what is to come.