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A Writer's Handbook

The Introduction

An introduction will serve as many things:

  • Eye- and mind-catching opening to the topic of writing
  • Background information
  • Fact supplier

Length of introduction will vary:

  • Opening sentence
  • Usually 4 - 6 linking sentences that go from general to specific and finally linking to the thesis
  • Thesis sentence

The most important part of the introduction is the THESIS!