Essay writing is an art. A good essay consists of a catchy introduction, captivating content and a nice ending paragraph. An attractive introduction will grab the reader’s attention. In this guide, I will teach you how to start an essay (introduction) properly.
Many students face this ‘writer’s block’ while they are about to start an essay. In this guide, I will provide tips about how you can start an essay by overcoming this block!
We usually write essays on people, places, topics and current affairs. The type of introduction depends upon the topic that you are writing about.
For example, if you are writing about a person, you may start the essay by writing about his/her personal details. You may start off by mentioning his/her date of birth, place of birth, date of death, significant achievements, positions held, reason for his/her popularity etc.
If possible, squeeze in one or two interesting facts about the person’s life into the introduction. This will grab the reader’s attention and keep him/her engaged.
If you are writing about a place, you may start off with basic details such as – location, country it belongs to, languages, culture, tourist attractions, places of historical importance etc.
If possible, squeeze in one or two interesting facts about the person’s life into the introduction. It will help grab the reader’s attention.
If you are writing an argumentative essay, you may start off with interesting data and numbers. Research, numbers and data form an integral part of argumentative essays. By including interesting bits of data at the start, the reader will definitely get engrossed in reading rest of the data!
Try to keep the introduction short and crispy. A very lengthy introduction will turn off most of the readers. The introduction must be such that the reader gets engaged to it. The introduction must persuade him/her to move on to the next paragraph.
If you are having trouble in starting an essay, follow the tips mentioned above. It will help you construct a decent introduction.