The essay introduction serves as a way to see how the rest of a paper will pan out, and in turn how the essay flows from start to finish. More experienced markers are able to judge an essay’s overall quality by the intro alone, which is why when you are submitting an essay, your introduction should be just as good or better than other components.
As a master’s student, I’m responsible for marking undergraduate essays as a teaching assistant. I know what TAs and professors are looking for when they mark – check out these tips to learn the difference between high school and university essays.
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