The introduction to your essay is important as it will allow you to set the tone for it and to directly address your question head on. Your introduction must not only introduce your argument it must also provide a solution to the answer to the question. This doesn’t mean that your introduction should be your whole answer or that the response you give to the question should be the only way that you can answer your question – this simply means that you should set your answer out in the introduction so that you have a clear means of linking your answer throughout your essay. Rather than simply introducing the subject that you are writing about and then going into you main arguments, you must ensure that your introduction carefully weaves itself in with the rest of your essay, ensuring that the person reading it will understand that your essay is a whole piece and that it is not disjointed and leaps from one idea to another without any rational thought. This is how you will ensure that the person reading your poverty essay will understand that you can comprehend the subject and can display some authority in your arguments.
Your introduction should not, of course, only talk about the question at hand. To produce an introduction that will really stand out and ensure that the person reading it will give you the best possible marks, it is important that you present an overview of the subject you are writing about. An overview allows you to talk about the topic in a general way without seeming as if you are not focussing on the question you have been given. An overview can only really work in an introduction because the purpose of an introduction is to introduce your response to the question and as an overview presents a broad view of the topic at large, it would be inappropriate to attempt to place it anywhere else in the essay as the rest of the essay will deal with the topic in more depth and thus not want to refer to more general ideas that you would see in an overview. As such, it is wise to ensure that you confine your overview to your introduction.
It is important to remember that both your overview and your introduction as a whole should be relatively short. Whilst it is important to introduce your subject properly and to discuss it with clarity and conviction this doesn’t mean that you try to explain all elements of your topic in this section of your essay – your essay is meant to present a main argument, with a series of sub arguments that feed into your main argument which will give a strong answer to the question you have been asked about
Therefore, it would be unwise to attempt to respond to your argument fully in your introduction as this would either make the rest of your essay repetitive or make it superfluous – this is why you must try to make your introduction both informative and relatively short. This isn’t to say that it should only be a couple of lines – that would make it reductive and not serve its purpose of ensuring that your audience understand the complexities of the issue you are presenting and can clearly see how your argument lines up with the question set by the examiner. You must,therefore, attempt to balance between the length of your piece being not too long but also ensuring that it is highly informative and engaging. It may take you several attempts to get it perfect but if you can ensure that the introduction to your poverty essay perfectly balances those two elements then you are certain to have written an excellent piece of work.
When writing your introduction, it is also important to remember that you must try to make it distinct. Though all essays will be assessed based on their ability to make a convincing argument, it is also important to note that to really make an impact on the person reading your essay you should try to make your essay as interesting as it can possibly be. This way, the examiner will feel engaged in your argument and be more likely to give you good marks. However, this shouldn’t mean that you should try to simply make your essay interesting and not factually accurate; you have to ensure that it is both engaging and interesting as well as dealing with the subject you have been given and producing a fine piece of work. This may make the process of creating an introduction off putting and not as simple as you thought but to make sure that you write an introduction that is as good as possible you have to make sure that you put in the effort and desire to make it good.