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WHAT MAKES AN INTRODUCTION WELL-ARRANGED?
Written by Kukuh FP
In general, an essay consists of three main parts: introduction, body, and conclusion. The first part shows the interesting factual issue as well as the writer’s initial position on this issue, while the latter supplies the author’s judgment on each side’s argumentations as well as expresses his/her personal opinions. Finally, the author ought to summarise his/her essay in a concluding paragraph.
According to the title of my article, why do I only focus on an interactive introduction? Because people often find a set of challenges before they start writing. Here, they feel stuck to initiate their writing, to arrange their introductory paragraph. It should be noted that “the scariest moment is always just before you start”. If the author can arrange a good introduction, it will be more helpful for his/her to develop the body paragraphs and to encourage readers to continue reading the whole essay. That is why we have to learn the nature of introductory paragraph as well as to make a deal with this challenge.
Section 1: What does an introductory paragraph consist of?
Formally, an introduction consists of general statements and a thesis statement. The former gives the reader sufficient backgrounds of the essay. Sometimes, the author provides more than one sentence to express this general part. Further, the latter brings up the main idea of an essay. It should be driven by the author’s personal position. The author could use this thesis statement to control the next part of his/her essay. So do the readers, they could employ the thesis to guide them reading the essay.
For those who are willing to publish their articles in mass media, the initial review conducted by editors will be on the introduction paragraph. If it is well-arranged, the editors will continue reading it and make a decision on the article to publish. Conversely, if your introduction is not clear and relevant to the current situation, it will not be taken into the editors’ consideration.
Example of an Introduction: (blue is a mark of general statements; green is a mark of a thesis statement)
Nowadays, traffic jam occurs massively in Jakarta. Some experts argue that it would be effective to reduce the number of traffic jam through an administrative policy to limit the owned car ownership. On the other hand, the automobile industries suggested the government topromote a good public transportation system. Personally, I absolutely agree with the first argument due to social, economic, and political reasons.
Section 2: Tips and Tricks
If you intended to make a good introduction, you should better consider some aspects as follows:
- The topic. This is your central point on how you will develop your notions. In a condition you can choose the topic, kindly please choose a topic which is relevant to your experience, expertise, and/or academic background.
- The way you think of and write down your ideas. If an essay might be written in English, you would not be able to think your ideas in your mother language. In other words, you have to avoid translating your ideas from your mother language into English. It will be more effective to directly think of and write down your ideas in English.
- The way you convince the readers to read. You can try to supply an interesting general statement. For example, facts, research findings, your observation, theoretical premises, etc.
- The Systematic and gradual move of general statements. Those statements should gradually lead the reader from a general idea to a very specific idea.
- The way you mention your stand. If it is required to express your clear thesis statement, you cannot use any half position. Especially in an IELTS writing task 2, for a question of “to what extent do you agree or disagree?”, you should be better to express your thesis in “I strongly agree” or “I absolutely disagree” instead of an expression “I partially agree”.
- The Consistent Learning Process. Since essay writing is not merely a “taken for granted” capability, you have to practice a lot. It should be noticed that “The more you write, the better your writing will be”.