Aim: this exercise is to help you to remember the structure and content of the introduction to an academic essay, and to practise your grammar.
When writing any kind of text, your introduction is very important because it will make either an immediately positive or negative impression on your reader(s). An effective introduction may consist of one or more paragraphs and the information will be sequenced in four or more basic steps. Generally speaking, an effective introduction:
1. introduces the topic of the piece of writing
2. provides any necessary definitions of terms in the topic
3. provides any necessary background information on the topic
4. gives the reader a clear overview of what will be discussed and in what order
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Last updated on 10 October 2003.
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