How to Write an Introduction for a Dissertation
Writing at a doctoral level is a bit intimidating particularly for people who have gone from highschool through all the levels of college without a single break. The memories of being a carefree teen are still fresh while you prepare to write one of the most challenging papers you will ever be expected to prepare. You can take the first step in your introduction and with the following tips you ca easily create one that’s worthwhile.
Compile your points
The dissertation exists only in your imagination at this point. Start to put together the points that you will include in your dissertation. Writing your introduction without taking care of the other elements is a bit like doing your table of contents first. Something is bound to change and render all of your hard work useless so you might as well leave it for last or almost last.
Elaborate on them
The points that your dissertation will contain should be given a bit more examination and elaborated on. This is not to say that they should be completed but only that they should be brought to a point where they very much resemble their final form. You can also take this time to begin to find the evidence that will be used to support anything you assert in your writing
Find the right title for your dissertation
If your dissertation does not yet have a title, this may be the best time to include one. Having one through more of the information that will be included in your piece you will be in a better position to choose something that represents what you have done. Finishing this before you start your introduction allows you to make reference to it in your introduction. This creates a nice flow or sense of continuity.
Use the above to draft your introduction
Based on everything else you have written you can put together the very rough draft of your introduction. As the other parts of your dissertation become more polished, so will it. Eventually you will have carved out a good thesis statement and it will relate well to everything else that your writing contains.
By following the steps outlined above you can save yourself some time in your writing. No one starts out perfect so ask for help along the way if you feel at any point that your work is not up to par.