The section will summarize the main events and people, or perhaps give an overview of the scholarly views or theories that the essay will test or challenge.
As you read articles, you will notice scholars often provide this information.
Start numbering your essay after the title page, in the top, right corner.
Introduction The first paragraph introduces the topic of your essay, states your thesis, and indicates the parts of the argument that supports the thesis. As you write your essay, start with a provisional draft introduction, but expect to develop and change it as you refine the argument of your essay. ." Thesis A proper essay has a main point which answers the research question it raises: this is the thesis and it is clearly and briefly articulated in the introduction.
The final draft of your introduction will likely be written after you have completed your essay. After you establish a topic, think and research, and as you read about it, develop a provisional thesis statement. As you think, read, and write more on the topic your thesis should gradually become more refined.
Introduce the Topic Pay attention to how scholars introduce their essays or book chapters. A common mistake among inexperienced essay writers is to introduce too broad a topic. This is why it takes time and thought to produce a good essay.
Second, tutors assign essays to evaluate a student’s knowledge of material and skills in reasoning and communicating.
Features of an Essay Whether it is a monograph hundreds of pages long or a one-page job application letter, essays share the same basic features.
This Module will provide you with an overview of the features, elements, and organization of a history essay.
There is no quiz for this module - you will show off your skills when you write your research essay and answer the final examination.