Wordsmith’s blog is off this week for Thanksgiving, so enjoy this Wordsmith Re-Run: Different types of introductions for different types of essays.
Last time, we discussed a simple way to produce a strong introduction for a persuasive or critical essay using a tripartite introductory structure. This structure begins by establishing context or status quo for a topic, disrupting the status quo by bringing up a problem or dilemma, and stating a thesis that resolves this state of disruption. Today, we’ll look at how this process can be adapted to other types of essays. Read More
Happy Thanksgiving! Wordsmith’s blog is off this week, so enjoy this blast from the past: how to nail the introduction of your essay.
The introduction is usually the most important part of an essay, if for no other reason than the fact that it’s often the only part people will read. It is also one of the most difficult things to get right. A strong introduction has to provide necessary background and context, introduce the specific subject the essay will be covering, and answer the question “what is the point of this essay?”, usually within a limited amount of space. Luckily, all of this can be broken down to a very easy to follow structure that can be adapted to almost every type of essay. Read More