When you are writing an essay, every sentence and every paragraph is important.
But there is something extra important about introductions.
The introduction is something you absolutely must start strong.
Always develop an introduction that clearly sets out the aims of what you are about to write and, if applicable, refers to the subject under investigation.
Just like going out on a date for the first time, you want the introduction to be just right, almost perfect.
You want to put your best self forward and create a great first impression.Check with your instructor to know which is expected of you. After Amsterdam had legalized marijuana, drug-related crime rates dropped II. Legalization of drugs would benefit public health A. And most will have some notion of where your essay falls on that scale before they even finish the introduction.It will be the rarest of markers who withholds judgement until the end.The vast majority of instructors and professors also write essays at a professional level, and they do not ask of their students anything less than the standard that is asked of them. Imagine the following scenario: you feel the time has come to approach your boss about getting a raise at work.Where too many students go wrong in writing their essays is in either failing to plan ahead (not giving sufficient, care, thought, or time to the process) or in not understanding the expectations of essay writing. Imagine yourself walking into your supervisor’s office and requesting that raise.Think of your introduction as a thumbnail picture of the whole essay.Anyone, but especially the marker, should know the essay subject and how you intend to prove or disprove it, just from having read just the introduction.You should already know this, but most professors and instructors will start grading your work in their head as soon as they begin reading it.They will be sorting your essay, maybe not in terms of a grade, but most definitely in terms of strong/weak, interesting/dull, or effective/ineffective.