How to write a strong introduction for your research paper
Get expert advice and practical tips on crafting a compelling introduction that lays the foundation for your research and captures your reader’s attention!
What will you learn?
- A 4-step guide to writing a compelling introduction
- How to test if your research introduction is effective
- The key difference between abstract and introduction
- Steps to avoid when writing the perfect introduction
Most readers simply scan the introduction of a research paper to evaluate whether it is worth investing time to read the full text. This is why a persuasive introduction, which showcases your research and builds reader interest is extremely important if you want to boost readership and get more citations. Think of this as a section that lets you truly define your work and claim your place within your field of research.
This course is great for first-time authors or for those looking to improve their manuscript writing skills. Starting with the basics, it builds up with expert tips, a great sample, and engaging quizzes and tests to guide you through each step. If also points out the writing red flags to watch out for and ends with a handy checklist to ensure you don’t miss out on important points when creating an effective introduction for your research.
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: Let’s start with the basics
Lecture 2: Writing an introduction: What should you include?
Lecture 3: Writing an introduction: What are the steps involved?
Lecture 4: Time to look at a sample!
Lecture 5: Writing an introduction: What not to do?
Lecture 6: Tying it all together!
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