Writing an essay always was a challenging task for students. Even when you read different articles how to do your work successfully, you still can have some questions. Probably most popular one is “How to introduce my essay”. And this question is smart enough, because the introduction will make the first impression of your work. So, it is time to learn a little bit more about your essay work.
Writing an essay is an art. You need to provide information in a proper way. So, writing an introduction is the art too. In that case, you need to grab the attention of the reader. Don’t forget about first impression – it is usually the most important. You must give the reader reason to read your essay to the last page.
Main Purposes of Introduction
There are two main purposes of the introduction. First of all, in that part you must give the idea of the topic. Also, you must state the reason to finish reading your text.
Honestly speaking, these are uneasy tasks to do. Feel free to find some help if it’s needed.
Ideas to Complete Main Purposes
Obviously, there are many different ways to write an impressive introduction. You can use some of ideas below:
- To amaze the reader, make something surprising, for example, state unknown fact. This will excite him. His imagination will challenge with his knowledge.
- To develop mutual understanding, try to use your sense of humor. Laughing together always makes people closer. Try to make reader’s day with your essay. Use your imagination and experience. Tell something funny: situation, anecdote. At the same time, don’t forget about your topic and the main purpose. Do not overdo, nobody takes clowns serious.
- Use quotations. Thought of famous persons (better related to your topic) is also a nice start for an essay.
- Mention some curious fact about your subject. That will capture reader’s interest for sure.
One more important thing is revising and editing. You should re-read your introduction couple of times. Is it brief enough? There should be just three parts in it. They are attention grabber, thesis statement and transition between them. Each of them should consist of just few sentences. Also, check out your introduction’s relation to the rest of your paragraphs. You always should remember about main topic.