Every broker who picks up an essay to analyze looks at whether or not it is good by the introduction. But after all, how to make a good introduction? Let’s see:
1) An introduction must be direct, simple and objective
In theory it seems difficult, but it is simpler than it seems. Keep in mind the following:
- All text revolves around the introduction you have drawn up; it is in this introduction that we are going to say what the text is going to say.
- The ideal size of an introduction is 2 or 3 sentences.
- In each subsequent paragraph of development, the phrases elaborated in the introduction should be defended. Let’s explain this with an example to get clearer. Let’s say the introduction of an essay on “Tigers” was:
“Tigers are aggressive. But nothing prevents them from being tamed. “
The first paragraph of the development of this essay would have to explain why the tigers were aggressive, and the second paragraph would explain how tiger can be domesticated. Note that the first sentence of the introduction would be explained in the first paragraph of development and the second sentence would be explained in the second paragraph.
Following this suggestion, we guarantee note in the criterion “Organicity”. This criterion is used by all copywriting brokers because it measures how organized your text is. If you make sure that each sentence in the introduction is explored in a paragraph, your text will have a very logical and organized structure.
Very well, now that we have learned the 3 basic points to create an introduction, we can see that it is very important to be objective in the introduction, without curling.
It’s good to be straight to the point, without going round and round. If the theme is about watermelon, do not start talking about beets. We need to be faithful to the theme, this is highly valued. As we have already commented that development will be created from what you said in the introduction, you need to build a well-focused introduction to the subject of the topic. It is easy to see if the text will be faithful or not by reading the candidate’s introduction.
2) Learn to make an introduction by seeing good examples
Let’s show in practice then how to make an introduction. Let’s say that the theme is “Chocolate in the modern world” (same theme discussed in the previous article).
Just by reminiscing, the introduction can be developed from the following question on the topic: “What do I think about it?”. So let’s answer it:
I think chocolate is good for mankind. Except that you can not overdo it, because it could end up being harmful.
Since that’s what I think about chocolate, my introduction may look like this:
“Chocolate is good for mankind. However, while it may bring benefits, its excess consumption can bring losses. “
And it’s ready. If you realize it, it is very comprehensive, even if it is short. This is ideal.
The next step would be to start the development, so in paragraph 1 we would say why chocolate is good; and in the second paragraph we would say why we can not eat chocolate in excess.
Note that for the time being, in the introduction, we only assert that chocolate does well. We have not convinced anyone yet. And how to convince? This is precisely the task of development. Let’s talk about it later with details, just remember the great difference that exists between introduction and development.
The introduction is meant to present the subject that you are going to address. Development serves to explain the statements you made in the introduction. This will become even clearer in the next example:
3) See how your introduction should not be (examples to avoid)
Considering the previous topic on chocolate, let’s say that a student had elaborated this introduction:
“Chocolate is good for humanity because it brings a sense of well-being. However, while it may bring benefits, its excess consumption can lead to losses, such as weight gain and diabetes. “
Although written well, this introduction is awful, since it mixed development with introduction (instead of just presenting the subject, this introduction explained and argued, which is the task of development).
To be consistent, this student would now need to explain in development the reason for chocolate to bring a sense of well-being, why it encourages weight gain, and why it causes diabetes. Unless the student is very well informed on the subject (or better, be a specialist in the field), we can consider that he will not be able to fulfill this mission.
What would happen in practice is that this subject of diabetes, for example, would probably never be mentioned in the text again, and that would be a big misconception. After all, why would you present your text with something you will not talk about? It’s like saying “Tomatoes are blue” and then talk about tomato sauce, tomato salad, without ever touching the subject of blue tomatoes. Someone would say, “You have not convinced me that tomatoes are blue!”
So the tip is simple: do not hinder your life! Make a simple, short, objective introduction, mentioning something that you know how to approach and develop later. Introduction is no place for argumentation, it is for presentation.
4) Make a good first impression
In addition to having the power to define the organization of the text, the introduction can make a good first impression. If it is concise, clear and organized, the evaluator will already see your text with different eyes, because you will think that you know what you are doing, that you not only took a pencil and went scratching madly at the paper.
So focus on that and look at the introduction in a different way; understand why it exists and fulfill its role, as we teach here. This kind of detail makes all the difference in your final grade. Secrets like this are what make a text make an excellent note even without being an extraordinary article.
It is possible to get a simple text, without anything exceptional, and make it take a great note, simply by being built in the right patterns. Most people do not do this. As we saw in that example, the introduction of the vast majority ends up explaining itself, mixing development with introduction. Then it does not address the subjects you mentioned, it does not organize the text as the introduction was built.
It is common to see candidates complaining that their grade was low, and it is not by chance! Remember: there are many correction criteria in an essay. The good news is that most of them are simple to get, just that you know them.
Now you’ve learned how to make a good introduction. It is important that you see our complete essay writing course and have examples of good introductions to mirror.