Introductions: Introductions serve to grab readers’ interest, introduce your topic, and explain specifically what you will be focusing on in your essay.
Introductions should not:
Conclusions: Conclusions need to wrap up all of the main ideas talked about in the essay and show how all of the main points relate back to the thesis to help prove the claim that the thesis suggests. (The main points are the “so what” clause, and in the conclusion, writers need to sum up how the “so what” clause relates to the claim.) Make sure to stick with the main ideas and do not introduce any new points.
Conclusions should not:
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The introduction to any type of writing is important as it sets the tone for the reader and builds their expectations for what is to come. Equally important is the conclusion since it is the last contact a writer has with the reader. Together, they form the bookends that encapsulate the argument made within the paper itself. In this interactive group session, you will learn how to create scholarly introductions and conclusions that will capture your reader’s interest and ensure that they leave knowing your intended points.
Thesis Writing Tips
What you need in a strong thesis: A strong thesis starts with a claim, which is a statement that you feel strongly about (positively or negatively or both) and ends with a “So what” clause. A “so what” clause gives importance to your argument, is specific and gives the reader direction about what position you will take and why. Overall, a strong thesis will show a specific argument and also let the reader know why the argument at hand is important enough to read about.
Some ways to help strengthen your thesis are as follows: