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Research Essay Writing: Introductions that Impress

How to add jazz to your introduction paragraphs
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Robert Ongcoy

on 25 November 2016

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Transcript of Research Essay Writing: Introductions that Impress

By Robert Ongcoy
English Language Educator

Introductions that impress
Where we were before
Begin with a general
TOPIC WORDS
Be Brainy!
According to
Asia Injury Prevention's news release
, a statistic from Vietnam's
National Traffic Safety committee shows:
They can explain the
mistaken beliefs or attitudes
that contribute to the issue or problem you write about.
Make us believe you
In-text citations + actual facts
make your arguments credible.
Putting it together
Most Vietnamese

parents do not consider helmet usage for their children

when they ride on motorbikes
,
according to the Vice Chief of the Department of Traffic Safety Committee of HCMC (Asia Injury Prevention Foundation 2011). This attitude, combined with the limits of
existing helmet legislation
may contribute to
the significant rates of child fatalities and injuries

in
motorbike accidents in Vietnam
. Some people believe it is up to the government to help change these attitudes
by revising helmet laws
. This essay
will argue
that the government should change the existing helmet law to include children under 5 years old.
FOCUS
on specific issues and aspects
EXPLAIN
why this focus is
important
INSTRUCT with a clear
THESIS STATEMENT
Motorbike

accidents
are a common occurrence in Vietnam. The Vietnamese government enacted
helmet legislation
to address the injuries and deaths that happen in these accidents. Despite this, the number of children that
die or have life-long injuries is still significantly high
. In light of this, some people feel the government
needs to review the existing law
. This essay will
argue
that the
helmet
law needs to be
expanded to encompass children under 5.
introduction sexy!
Cite statistics to make your
35% of the 12000 traffic fatalities in Vietnam are children!
A statistic from Vietnam's National Traffic Safety committee shows that 35% of the 12, 000 traffic fatalities in Vietnam are children

(Asia Injury Prevention Foundation 2011)
.
Clearly, despite the Vietnamese government's helmet legislatio
n, t
he number of children that die or have life-long injuries is still significantly high. In light of this, some people feel the government needs to review the existing law. This essay will argue that the helmet law needs to be expanded to encompass children under 5.
Every year, 12, 000 people die in traffic accidents in Vietnam, and 4,200 of them are children

(Asia Injury Prevention Foundation 2011)
.
Clearly, despite the Vietnamese government's helmet legislatio
n, t
he number of children that die or have life-long injuries is still significantly high. In light of this, some people feel the government needs to review the existing law. This essay will argue that the helmet law needs to be expanded to encompass children under 5.
OR...give it some impact!
Consider some causes
that lead to the problem
Present misconceptions
Most Vietnamese parents do not consider helmet usage for their children when they ride on motorbikes, according to the Vice Chief of the Department of Traffic Safety Committee of HCMC
(
Asia Injury Prevention Foundation 2011
).
Note the paraphrasing & citation!
FOCUS WORDS
TOPIC WORDS
INSTRUCTION WORDS
Remember:

To impress the reader with your introduction paragraph, consider using:

relevant and recent statistics/facts
quotations that show misconceptions or attitudes that contribute to the issue
in-text citations to keep it academic & credible!
Next time...
1) Connections:
Unified Explanations and Details Make Strong Paragraphs
2) Icebergs: Bigger than they appear
How Citations make your arguments stronger
Most important point:
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