7 Simple Tricks That Will Help You Compose A Winning Dissertation Introduction
The Introduction section of any piece of work, needs to have special consideration is it is the part that needs to showcase your dissertation. If you need to give your reader an insight into your work, and share your enthusiasm. You need to engage the reader right from the start.
Try these 7 simple tricks to engage your reader.
- Write it after you have written the other sections. This may sound a novel approach but bear in mind that generally we always write the Abstract last. By writing it last you have already written the Conclusion section, so you will have already have summarised the main points that your work has raised. You just need to adapt the summary to flow with your thesis statement.
- State your Thesis. This may sound a little obvious, but your thesis statement needs to be right there at the beginning of your paper so there is no doubt about what your entails. Using the thesis statement at the beginning of your work will also allow you to enlarge upon your research and put it in perspective.
- Keep it Strong. It is useful to bear in mind that you only get one chance to make an impression. If your reader has to wade through the first section then it sets the tone for the rest of your work, You don't get a second chance so make sure that you engage the reader from the onset.
- Stay with the facts. Make sure that the information that you give in this section has been checked and rechecked. If you make a mistake in this part it will be very obvious. If you happen to make a mistake in one of the later sections then you may have the chance to clarify the issue.
- Be Articulate. Don't use jargon but make sure that the language that you use is concise and appropriate. Be aware that you need to use a formal academic tone. Don't use 20 words where 5 will do. This is kind of like the process that you would have gone through when you were writing your Thesis statement.
- Look at examples. A good way to get a measure of what you need to produce is by looking at examples of other people's work. Make sure that you are looking at good examples that have already been published or have been deemed 'good' or 'outstanding' if you are accessing work by other students.
- Proofread and edit. Take the time to read through your work several times. Make sure that you are using words that are familiar to you. Keep your sentences short . Ideally just like the rest of your dissertation, when you think that you have finished, get someone else to read it through and check it.
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