How to Write an Introduction

Certainly, every essay must include an opening paragraph, and this is your introduction. It plays an important role in drawing the reader’s attention to what your essay will discuss. Writing the introduction can seem difficult because you might feel that you need to take a long time to sit and think about what initial word or sentence you should use. A concise, coherent and well-organised introduction can give the reader a positive initial impression of your work. In contrast, a vague, disorganised or grammatically incorrect introduction can lower the reader’s interest as well as your grades! The introduction paragraph of an essay provides the reader with overall information on the topic that the essay will discuss. In academic writing, a …

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Why Consider Academic Publication?

Many people feel that they have a contribution to make. They feel they have something original or novel to show to the world. It could be that you believe that conventional wisdom is mistaken about a particular subject, or that something is missing and gaps need to be filled. Or it may be the case that you have a unique, innovative work that you need to tell the world about.   Whatever the case, ask yourself the following questions before you consider publishing. Who is going to be interested in your work? How significant is it? What does it tell us that we don’t already know now? How certain are you of your theories? Unless you can answer those questions, …

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