WRITING / Introduction

 Academic Introduction

An introduction consists of four main parts

General Statement

Specific Statement

Thesis (the stance of the author)

Outline (What is the essay going to do?)

Basic introduction

Environmental pollution and natural sources shortage for people are serious problems. Most countries try to find viable alternative energy sources. It is important for counties as well as citizens to work together in declining fossil fuel usage. This essay will focus on how to use alternative energy efficiently in China and the detrimental aspects of the adaption.

Same introduction with highlighted structure:

Environmental pollution and natural sources shortage for people are serious problems (general). Most countries try to find viable alternative energy sources. It is important for counties as well as citizens to work together in declining fossil fuel usage (specific). This essay will focus on how to use alternative energy efficiently in China (outline) and the detrimental aspects of the adaption (thesis statement)

 

 

Academic Introduction example

 

One of the most significant current discussions at the moment is the fall in crime across western countries. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) (2015), from 1981 to 2015 crime has fallen on average by 3% per year with significant declines in robbery, violence and theft. There are many reasons for the decline such as innovation in technology, societal changes and improved security systems. However, the most important rationale is the implementation in the government policies of policing strategies, education and minimum wage policy. This essay will investigate the two main claims and argue that government policy is the main driver for a reduction of crime.

 

Highlighted Structure

One of the most significant current discussions at the moment is the fall in crime across western countries. According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) (2015), from 1981 to 2015 crime has fallen on average by 3% per year with significant declines in robbery, violence and theft. There are many reasons for the decline such as innovation in technology, societal changes and improved security systems. However, the most important rationale is the implementation in the government policies of policing strategies, education and minimum wage policy. This essay will investigate the two main claims and argue that government policy is the main driver for a reduction of crime.

 

Higher Academic Introduction

Technology, it seems, exists in nearly every facet of life, and this is true in the domain of English language teaching and learning. It is certainly the case that many institutions these days are equipped with the latest technology, and as Teeler and Gray (2000:1) point out, the pressures on teachers to become “technologically literate” are increasing. What is interesting, however, is that while some teachers embrace technology, others are not persuaded by it at all (Kling, 1996; Black, 2008), even though research has acknowledged that classroom technology is “academically effective” (Cuban, 1986:5). And so the aim of this essay is to discover how technology is used in a classroom situation to enhance the teaching and learning experience. This will be done through a series of observations of qualified and experienced teachers who are technology proficient, and data will be collected by means of an O.I (observation instrument).

The first section provides a rationale for the design and the implementation of the O.I. The next section discusses the effectiveness of the tool, and also provides a rationale for the changes made. The final section will discuss the findings of the observations before moving on to an overall evaluation of the value and success of the tool.

(Stuckey, M. 2012)