How to Write An Essay Introduction: Using a Sample


Your research paper or article is important to your class achievement, to you learning, and for your instructor to trust you have grasped the concept of writing and the specific topic well. Usually the easiest parts of an essay are the body paragraphs. It is easy to keep them focused and right about what you deem fit. But starting the essay can sometimes be tricky. Many grade school teachers have taught us different ways to approach our essays, then higher education teachers have taught us their own way. So many different approaches may be confusing. To ensure you are writing the best essay possible, read the following sample and what method was used to write it.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s divided sensibility in The Great Gatsby is displayed through Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby. The innocent beginnings, paving of whitmanesque and wastelandic paths, and the contaminations the wealthy spread onto the rest of society lead to the demise of the characters and gives a glimpse of Fitzgerald’s dualistic temper towards himself and his society.

The first sentence in this sample, begins with a clear statement of what topic I will be writing about in my essay. Every first sentence of an introduction should explicitly state what will be discussed and a quick view on it. The view should not be too long, so that when you go in depth about it in the remaining part of the essay it is not repetitive. It is essential that your point of view is said explicitly, so that there is no question about what your view is or what you will be talking about.

The second sentence is about the evidence supporting my point of view. It is essential to state at least two reasons supporting the point of views. In the sample there are three points, why two is the minimum three is recommended to ensure your reader is truly convinced and understands what they will be reading about. Each body paragraph should match the pieces of evidence stated in the second sentence.

Your last sentence should wrap up the introduction. As seen in the sample the last part of the introduction was merged into the second sentence to help the paragraph flow better. Check for any and all grammar or spelling mistakes, check for proper flow of the introduction, and ensure you have a grasping first sentence stating what you will discuss and a second sentence defending the view on the paper.

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