Your introduction may actually be the last part of your essay that you finish even though it is first on the page. Don’t spend a lot of time on the introductory paragraph when you first start writing your essay. Your introductory paragraph is specifically crafted to introduce the rest of your essay. Because of that, it is hard to write an effective introductory paragraph until you finish the rest of the essay.
How to write an introduction paragraph for an essay
Teach/Active Engagement (12-15 mins): The introductory paragraph can sometimes be very difficult to write. However, we can follow a format to make sure we write great introduction paragraphs to grab our reader and explain the purpose for our paper. An introduction paragraph has three main parts, an opening sentence, a lead in, and a thesis statement. Watch me as I write the three parts of my introduction paragraph about my topic, Abraham Lincoln.
How To Write An Essay Introduction Paragraph
Reflection: Although this lesson is formulaic, it provides students with the necessary structure to correctly write an introductory paragraph. Many students lack the structure to write research papers and providing them with a structure will strengthen their writing skills. Eventually, the goal is to allow more freedom in their writing.
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