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How to write an introduction tutorial

How to write an Introduction(tutorial)

DrHafsaRaheelArmin

Oct 2013


Objectives of the session

Objectives of the session

  • By the end of the session the students should be able to ;

    • Understand the structure of an introduction to a manuscript\report


Structure of a manuscript report

Structure of a manuscript/report

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Materials and methodology

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgement

  • References


Skeleton of an introduction

Skeleton of an introduction

  • Background

    • Importance of the topic

    • Global, regional and local data (magnitude)

    • Build up a convincing argument

  • Objectives

  • Hypothesis

  • Rational


Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

1. How long should my introduction be?

One common mistake is to write an

introduction that is too long; the introduction

is so detailed that it is indistinguishable from

the body of the essay!

As a rule, an introduction should not be longer than about

8% (about 1/4th) of the length of the essay.Forexample,

the introduction of a ten, fifteen, and twenty-

page essay should be a maximum of about a

page, apage and a quarter, and one and a

half pages respectively.


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Frequently asked questions

2. How detailed should the introduction

be?

Another common mistake is that the

introduction is so detailed that it fails to

indicate the topic of the paper in a clear

way!

The introduction only needs to state

the topic, general structure, and thesis of the

paper.


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Frequently asked questions

3. Why am I finding it hard to write the

introduction?

  • Its absolutely normal to be worried as this may be your first time

  • Language barrier

  • write at least a draft of the body and redefine it later on


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Frequently asked questions

4. What is an introduction for? Is it a

summary?

An introduction is not a summary. A

summary repeats the main ideas of an

essay.

An introduction introduces the reader

to the topic of the essay, describes the

organizational structure of the essay, and

explains the point of the essay


Frequently asked questions4

Frequently asked questions

6. How many paragraphs should I use

for the introduction?

Introductions vary in length according to your purpose, writing style, the complexity of your topic, and the length of your essay


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Frequently asked questions

7. how do I write the references?

  • Vancouver reference styling is the preferred

    But its wise to refer to the author's guidelines of the journal you intend to submit to


How to evaluate your introduction draft

How to evaluate your introduction draft

  • Ask a friend to read it and then tell you what he or she expects the paper will discuss

  • If your friend is able to predict the rest of your paper accurately, you probably have a good introduction


Examples of introduction

Examples of introduction


Comments and discussion

Comments and discussion?


References

References

  • The writing center. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/introductions/

  • Visit York Centre for Academic Writing online resources at: http://www.arts.yorku.ca/caw/resources.html


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