General structure of the essay

The introduction should contain some commentary on the topic of the essay — perhaps definitions of key concepts or an explanation of how you understand the question. Also in this section need to list, what aspects of themes you will view and why.

Remember that an essay is not a novel, so you only need to choose a few basic arguments that reveal the topic. The introduction should give a clear idea of what will be discussed further, and the teacher should see that you give an answer to a specific set of questions.

So, a good introduction should:

demonstrate your intention to answer the question;
show that you understand the topic;
outline the structure of your response and the main aspects you will consider (your plan);
confirm that you have conducted some research, and refer to one of your sources;
fully comply with the theme;
be concise and occupy about 8-9% of the total text (for example, 120 words in an essay of 1500 words).
Note: For those who find it easier to navigate not in the number of words, but in the number of characters, the following formula is useful: one English word on average is taken for 6 characters (including spaces), that is, an essay of 500 words contains approximately 3000 characters with spaces.

Start your essay with a key phrase that will indicate the direction of your answer. For example:

This essay deals with… (“This essay is dedicated…»)
This assignment will examine… (“This work is considered…»)
This report will analyze… (“This report provides an analysis…»)
Use the same or similar wording as in the subject of the essay. If the question sounds like “Discus recent developments in communication technology” (“Consider modern developments in communication technology”), then in the introduction you can write: “This essay will consider recent developments in the field of communication technology…”(“This essay will review current developments in communication technology…”). More certainty: do not leave the reader room for doubt.

You can also use these words and phrases to emphasize your work plan, for example:

The essay is divided into four sections… (“This essay is divided into four parts…»)
It will first consider… (“First considered…»)
It will then continue to describe… (“After what we will continue to describe…»)
The third part compares… (“The third part provides a comparison…»)
Finally, some conclusions will be drawn as to… (“Finally, some conclusions will be drawn regarding…»)