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Writing the introduction to a journal article: say what the reader is going to encounter and why it is important.

Thomson, Pat (2016) Writing the introduction to a journal article: say what the reader is going to encounter and why it is important. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (21 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

An introduction has a lot of work to do in few words. Pat Thomson clarifies the core components of a journal article introduction and argues it should be thought of as a kind of mini-thesis statement, with the what, why and how of the argument spelled out in advance of the extended version. Writing a good introduction typically means “straightforward” writing and generally lays out a kind of road-map for the paper to come.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2015 LSE Impact of Social Sciences; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65316

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