The writer concludes with a vague statement: “I will be talking more about these things in my paper.” This kind of statement may be referred to as a “purpose statement,” in which the writer states the topics that will be discussed.
Instead, you might try to make the reader see why this is such an important topic to discuss.
Finally, this sample introduction is lacking a clear thesis statement.
Every essay or assignment you write must begin with an introduction.
It might be helpful to think of the introduction as an inverted pyramid.
The topic I have chosen to write about for this paper is how I use math in my life both as a child and as an adult.
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