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How to write the introduction to an essay

The introduction to an essay should:

1# Address the question – Explicitly note the issue at hand, from the first sentence.

2# Signpost – Clearly guide the reader through the key sections and the approach to be taken.

3# Be short – Detailed and specific without going into too much depth. Around four to eight sentences.

Useful phrases that can be used at the start of an introductory paragraph:

This essay will analyse …

This essay in addressing the advantages and disadvantages of, … will focus upon, …

In examining the issue of, … this essay with address the following issues.

The question of, … highlights the essentially contested nature of …

The question of, … highlights the essentially contested nature of …

When the question is raised, … a number of assumptions are made.

This essay will critically examine the question, …

This essay focuses upon the issue of, …

The question of, … is directly relevant to …

There are an almost unlimited number of opening sentences you can use.  Hopefully these examples will help to inspire your imagination.

Best wishes.

S J Tonge.

3 Responses to “How to write the introduction to an essay”

  1. John Paul says:

    About this explanation of essay introduction, simply it is best. Introduction should always be short and brief including basic things about the topic. In essay writing, it is very important to write an introduction of an essay.

  2. ahmed abbas says:

    thanks alot

  3. Swag boii says:

    Also the guide I follow is tagles
    Title
    Author
    Genre
    Link to the question
    Evaluation
    Summary

    I hope this can help any one

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