Monday, July 13, 2009

The Most Complex Part of Academic Writing: The Introduction

Academic writing places a great deal of strain on brain. A student that attempts to cold write is to sure to experience problems with the introduction. The next time you're assigned an essay, make an attempt to write the introduction without doing any research on the topic. You will quickly feel the pressure in trying to write the introduction.

What does it take to write a good introduction? It would be best to read about the topic, which will help you to gain a clear understanding about the content. This will condition your mind to get into a good writing rhythm. Reading an article or a book that is similar to what you need to write about. The body of an essay depends on the introduction.

Take for instance; a builder is unable to construct a building without the architecture blueprint. Imagine the struggle of designing a grand building without knowing what it is supposed to look like. The same concept applies to film writing. Skipping the setup will make writing the development and the resolution a disaster. The resolution, especially, is dependent on the setup. Without establishing the characters and the plot, the story will not move forward.

Writing introductions in academic writing follows the same format as anything that requires construction. Just a brief recap of what needs to be done to perfect a quality introduction; read content, know your thesis statement, decide what you plan to cover, give a glimpse of what is to be discussed in the body, and hook the reader.

Writing an introduction takes planning. Learn about the content through reading, making an outline and with studiying professional prefaces and introductions to books. Compare the introduction to the opening (setup) of a movie, beginning stage of human development, and the Opening the introduction with a question or possibly a statement will keep the reader interested in the essay.

Take the introduction seriously because writing a good one will help you produce a strong body and conclusion. Make sure the introduction is consistent with the body and the conclusion. Develop an outline so it excites the reader into wanting to continue on with your essay. Learning to write quality introduction is sure to improve your ability to write great papers.

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