This is usually done with the first sentence as well as your final statement.
Using a hook which also sets you up for a common thread throughout the essay is a great way to establish flow.
Running through the basic outline of your paper in the introduction offers readers a chance to preview what your paper is about and your stance on the issue or to evaluate how objective you'll be.
For example, writing about the role the First Amendment has played in the history of the United States might lead you to touching on subjects like racism, bigotry or other hot button topics.
The introduction needs to draw readers in, frame your paper and establish what you want to say.
Although it seems the brunt of your work will be contained in the middle sections of your paper, the introduction is your first impression and your chance to get your foot in the door.Although the introduction isn't typically part of your outline, your outline should be a part of the introduction.This is especially true with longer papers or essays that tackle complex ideas or subjects.He received his Ph D in English Literature and Medieval Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014.There are 8 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.Make sure you have a clear understanding of the assignment, choose an appropriate topic, define your audience, clarify the purpose of the essay, conduct the necessary research, and then formulate a thesis about your topic.The introduction to an essay, admittance or any other paper may only be one paragraph, but it carries a lot of weight.There are some easy steps you can take to ensure your introduction hooks the reader's interest and sets the stage for the rest of your paper.The introduction often isn't included as you are brainstorming your way through the outline for your paper.This article was co-authored by Christopher Taylor, Ph D.Christopher Taylor is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Texas.