Introductions are a key element of a successful essay. They clearly show the reader what the topic of your essay is and what you will say about it. Here you will learn more about the characteristics of a good introduction.
An introduction is like a mini-roadmap for your essay. It shows your readers:
Without an introduction, your readers would have to read several paragraphs of your essay to find out if the topic is of interest to them. A good introduction will help both you and your readers to be clear about what you will and what you will not cover in the essay. Below, you will read several example introductions where we will look at these different elements in more detail.
Before you read the introductions, have a look at their topics. What issues would you address in the essay? Try and write a 100 word introduction and then compare yours with the example given.