Introduction Menu Comments


Position - The introduction should position your paper relative to others' previous work (Chapter 10, 10.1, p. 105). 

Importance - The introduction needs to make a case for the importance of your paper (Chapter 10, 10.1.3, p. 107). 

Compelling - The introduction should help readers understand why they should read your paper.

Audience - Assume an intelligent, but uninformed, audience in writing an introduction.

Context - Establish a context here in your introduction, so that your reader may better understand your paper's body and conclusion.

Structure - The structure and content of your paper must be indicated in your introduction.

Framework - The introduction should provide readers a framework for understanding the rest of the paper.


Too Long - The introduction is too long. Focus on the main points of the paper. This will help guide readers through your paper.

Too Short - The introduction is too short. Be sure to include the main points of your paper in the introduction. This will help guide readers through your paper.


Nice Opening - Really nice opening to your introduction!

Good Organization - Good organization.

Great Introduction - Great introduction!