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Introductions

Introductions

Author: Ben Creagh
Description:
  1.  

    Explain different styles of introductions and what writers accomplish in them (e.g. defining necessary terms or concepts, introducing the scope of the paper, introducing research questions, developing a point of view, etc.)

  2.  

    Explain strategies for writing effective introductions.

 

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to organize a paper and who is confused about how to create an introductory section. It will explain what writers accomplish in introductions and strategies for writing effective introductions.

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Tutorial

How to Create a Great Introductory Paragraph

This video explains the points that make up a great introductory paragraph as well as points to avoid.
Some of the key concepts are:
-Grab the readers attention
-Narrow the focus of the ideas to your main idea
-Provide your thesis

Enjoy the video. I think it does a great job of outlining how to create an introductory paragraph.

Strategies to Writing an Introduction to a Report...by a Frog?

This frog knows what he's talking about. There are some key points that he brings up like your introduction should get the reader ready for your paper, might introduce some theories, and will outline the paper.
Also, he mentioned the idea of writing your introduction last, after your body paragraphs have been created.

Key Ideas

Some of the key ideas presented to us by the videos are:

 

-Grab the attention of the readers

-Narrow the focus of the paper

-Provide some clues to the paper's format

-Include your thesis statement

-This is your first impression on the reader, and you want to make a good impression.

-A good intoductory paragraph will help gain readers and spike interest in your paper.

Source: Ben Creagh