An introduction plays a crucial role in writing a research paper. If the introduction is chaotic and clumsy, the reader might often lose the interest to proceed on the paper due to your lack of putting the effort in the writing. I’ve seen people approach the third party to pay someone to write a paper after messing the introduction. This is because most of us don’t know how to start and where to start, and therefore, we either end up writing so much or writing so little in the introduction part. One should understand that an introduction should be subtle and to the point for the user to grasp what you’re telling them. The purpose of writing an introduction lies in acquainting the reader with the major key idea of your research paper and why you’ve done the research. Though the intention of defending your research should lie there; you can just give a brief sometimes of what you’re going to discuss further and leave it there. This also depends on several other factors including the theoretical context of your research topic, your objective, the experimental methods etc, all As the introduction comes after the abstract, one should be conscious enough not to blend one in another.
How to write an introduction:
According to the format of writing a research paper, an abstract is the only content that can never be split into different paragraphs. Introduction, on another point, should constitute the main elements that are written in different paragraphs. These paragraphs are often largely approach oriented and therefore can vary. However, it’s always important to make sure that you don’t make more than three paragraphs for the introduction.
- Always describe the significance of the topic like why is is even worth to conduct a research on the mentioned topic and give a broad context.
- Always defend what you’re going to talk further. Talk about the model that you’ve used and why the model is appropriate for your study. Discuss both the advantages, disadvantages along with the theoretical and experimental suitability.
- Provide a broad rationale about your methodology. Initially, specify the object and the hypothesis and then talk about what kind of results that might come.
Style to write an introduction:
- Remember to use past tense when you’re talking about established facts.
- Make sure you follow a particular pattern even if the content is paragrahphical. Present a glimpse of literature review or background information to support your research.
- Don’t overwrite the content that an average user might fail to understand. Make sure that at least 75% of the content can be understood by even a beginner in the field as they’re the ones who stay eager to read your paper and gain knowledge from it.
- Don’t oversimplify everything based on the above statement, maintain a tinge of complexity. Lastly, always maintain clarity in sentence formation and grammar errors.
Once you’re done with the introduction part you will reach to the literature review; which is important to establish the background of your research study. Make sure that the ending of the introduction gives a pathway to the starting of literature review to maintain the flow.