The Beginning is Half of the Whole: Writing Great Introduction
The seminar examines approaches to writing the This seminar examines approaches to writing the introduction for research. A key concern of writing a good introduction is that it serves to “sell” the rest of the article. If readers do not understand what the writer is researching, they will not be very interested in reading further. A good introduction clearly establishes the territory of the research and grabs the audience’s attention, encouraging them to read further.
A key area we will examine in this seminar is the “moves” or rhetorical explanations that are commonly found in introductions. These include how to express the claim of centrality in the research, and the language of defining and occupying your niche, or the research gap, that exists in the particular area.
To understand all this, we will use several comparable examples from top-tier journals and learn how to master the introduction by examining the stylistic choices of several published researchers.
Additionally, we will take some time to clarify the use of tenses when citing the literature.