An introduction to a research paper is extremely important, as it sets the tone for the rest of the paper. Although many students don’t consider it important, a good introduction can actually gain you a lot of marks for your paper, and can put your reader in a good mood for what is to follow. A bad first impression can be very hard to get rid of, even if the rest of your content in amazing. On the other hand, a good first impression can be useful and even make your professors overlook minor discretions.
The introduction of your paper should be a brief paragraph talking about what you will be writing about. It should not be a long detailed response to the question you are answer, but rather it should explain to the reader how you will be answers, and the possible pieces of research you will be exploring. Ideally, your introduction you immediately grab your reader’s attention and want them reading more of your work. So get creative and think outside the box on how to grab the reader’s attention. Many students leave the paragraph until the last thing to complete, since they are ain a better position to write it after knowing how the rest of the essay looks like.
After you have completed your essay, and only the introduction is left, you should organize what you need to put into your introduction. Since you know the research sources you will cite in your paper, you should mention what sort of sources you will analysing, but do not put them in your paper. You should also briefly mention the methodology that your paper will be employing.
Since you also know the results of your research, you should also briefly mention them. As you can see, the introduction is mainly concerned about mentioning the main points of your topic, as opposed to performing a thorough analysis, which is left to the main body of your paper.
Your introduction should be organised and succinct, and there is no need to write any deep analysis.
A good introduction can take you a long way to achieving high marks in your paper. A good introduction will set a good tone for the rest of your work, It needs to be succinct and to the point, and using this guide you can organize it so that you give yourself a good chance of scoring highly.