Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2018     Views: 1259

An introductory paragraph for an essay or paper should usually include the following three elements:

  1. An attention getter to draw your readers in and make them interested in the subject matter
  2. A brief overview of the subject to be discussed in the essay or paper
  3. A thesis statement which states the goal or purpose of your essay or paper

The library has several books and eBooks in our collection which can help answer your questions about writing paragraphs.  To find books and ebooks on writing, please search the Multi-Search or the Online Library Catalog.

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with writing.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice.


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