Overcoming Writer’s Block: How to Write an Effective Introduction

It is the number one study skill mistake I see made in college writing, and it’s in the introduction. If you’re like me when I was trying to become a better writer, then you know how difficult getting a great introduction to your paper can be. Pulling your hair out thinking how to start your paper is a time management disaster, too. And the worst part is that Professors read the introduction closest. In fact, when you really think about how many sheets professors and their T.A.’s have to read through, you can bet that, within the first few paragraphs, they already have a good idea of what your grade will be. And when someone CREATES a decision in their …

Simple Techniques For Writing an Introduction to Your Story

Writers struggle with how to write the introduction to a story. If the introduction is dull and unexciting, the reader is apt to put it down, never to even read the second paragraph. If the introduction is engaging and interesting, the reader will want to read further to see what will happen next in the story. There is no easy way to learn how to write the introduction to a story. The best way to learn is to read how other writers create attention-grabbing and appealing introductions to their stories and use some of the same techniques they employ without copying their style or their words verbatim. If finding simple ways to write an introduction to your story is keeping …

How to Write an Introduction – 5 Steps to Help You

Whether you are writing an essay for school, an article for the web, or a professional report, you must start with a good introduction.  Why?  Think about your own experience as a reader.  If the first two to three sentences do not catch your attention, will you continue to read on?  It’s unlikely!  Without a strong introduction, you will turn the page to the next article, or surf to the next site, or pick up the next proposal.  Therefore, if you want your writing to do its job, you must start with a strong introduction.  Here are five steps to help you do it. 1.  Don’t neglect the pre-writing process. Pre-writing should take up most of your time as a …

SAT Essay – 8 Ways To Write A Great Introduction

You can’t afford to have writer’s block since you only have 25 minutes to write your SAT Essay. So to help my students put pen to paper faster I created these 8 techniques for creating a compelling introduction quickly. Try them and they’ll help you too. 1. Understand the prompt first The number one thing you must do to write a great introduction is to make sure you know what you are writing about first. The biggest mistake I’ve seen in scoring SAT Essays is that many students misread the prompt. To avoid this I have my students underline or circle important words and phrases to make sure they have truly digested the prompt. I suggest you do the same. …

How to Structure and Write an Essay – The Introduction

This is my first of a few articles I am writing to give simple, easy to follow essay writing tips to international students. I actually run my own website so I’m well qualified to give you some of the main essay writing tips I’d say would improve most of the essays we have submitted. So today I’m going to talk a bit about essay structure for beginners – most English essays, from GCSE to degree level, follow a pretty similar format for best results. This will generally consist of your introduction, followed by an outline of the different arguments, analysis of each and finally a conclusion demonstrating the author’s opinion having considered everything previously. So what exactly do we need …

Essay Writing Tips – Creating a Compelling Introduction

When it comes to writing essays, many would argue that the introduction is the key to whether your essay is a success or failure. The introduction should serve to inform, inspire and potentially educate the reader, but this is only possible if the introduction is written in such a way that it can be deemed compelling. How you achieve this will obviously depend to some extent on the subject matter but there are some key points to consider, no matter what the subject, which could help you to achieve the compelling introduction to open your essay. Firstly, remember that your introduction doesn’t need to be, and indeed shouldn’t be too lengthy. Using excess words or developing topics or themes too …