Guide to Writing Introductions and Conclusions

by / Thursday, 13 August 2015 / Published in Education

When we talk about writing essays and academic work, there are certain parts and sections of each assignment. No assignment is complete or of quality, if these parts or sections do not fulfill or give out exactly what they are supposed to. Sections help make an assignment easy for students as well, they provide students with an idea of one thing to focus on at one time. For example, if a student is working on a research paper and he is on the section of the literature review, then he will surely know that the literature review basically comprises of arguments and secondary research references.

When we talk about sections and categories in an essay, then an essay is made up of three basic ones. An introduction where the writer will formally introduce the topic, talk about its scope and what can the readers expect throughout the essay. A body where the writer will put the whole crust and the core of the essay content, develop strong arguments and provide references. While a conclusion talks about the summary of all arguments, it also provides a critical analysis of the topic and closes down with a strong rationale at the end. Today’s academic blog will talk about four ways to write a good essay introduction and the conclusion.


Work on the topic’s essence

When you are trying to provide a strong start or the introduction of your essay, understanding its gist and the core is very important. Unless you know the exact essence of the topic, you will not be able to introduce it well. You can also start with a startling fact, a surprising message or an overwhelming tone to immediately capture the attention of your readers. It is important to be very specific at the same time, also very macro in order to provide the broad scope of the essay and then narrow it down eventually.

Do not take it to more than a few lines

An introduction of the essay is only the 10 to 15% of words in the overall essay, this means it does not have to be extra lengthy.

Work on the summary

When you are writing the conclusion of an essay, work on the summary of all your points, this will help you to provide a strong analysis of all the arguments within the essay for your conclusion.

Develop a rationale

A conclusion is incomplete without a proper logical end and a rationale to summarize your whole argument.