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Plan and write

Writing the first draft - introduction and conclusion (essay)

The introduction is like a map:

  • give essential background information
  • define the scope of the topic
  • present the main points in order
  • indicate position, thesis or aim.

The conclusion fits together with the introduction:

  • briefly summarise main points, argument and evidence
  • give more qualified restatement of thesis/aim
  • new information isn’t allowed.