Research Paper Introduction: How To Write A Research Paper Introduction?

Handbook in Journal Publication

Research Paper Introduction: How To Write A Research Paper Introduction?

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Sneha KulkarniEditor-in-Chief, Editage Insights; Publication Coach

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Get all the tools you need to draft an effective and engaging introduction, including practical steps, a sample analysis, expert tips, and a checklist to help you create a positive impact with your research manuscript.

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30 mins



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9 modules

What you learn

Difference between an abstract and an introduction

Writing a good introduction for your paper or thesis

Step-by-step understanding of what to include in the introduction

Tips and tricks to get your introduction right


According to a 2018 STM report, a staggering 3 million academic papers are produced annually. How can you be sure that your research will cut through the clutter and make an impact in a world of information overload? Your introduction plays an instrumental role in setting a great tone and context for the rest of your paper, boost your chance of being accepted, and can gain you a wider readership.

This well-structured handbook is designed for researchers who want to create a strong first impression with their work. It provides authors with easy-to-follow steps to write a strong introduction, shares some expert tips, presents you with a checklist to ensure you don’t miss key points, and even outlines a sample analysis. Once you are done with this program, you will be able to write the introduction of your paper like a pro!

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LECTURE 1 |Document/Slides

Of party hosts and the introduction section

3 mins

LECTURE 2 |Document/Slides

How is the abstract different from the introduction?

3 mins

LECTURE 3 |Document/Slides

When should you write the introduction?

3 mins

LECTURE 4 |Document/Slides

How to write the introduction-A-Step-By-Step-Process

3 mins

LECTURE 5 |Document/Slides

Sample analysis

3 mins

LECTURE 6 |Document/Slides

The don’ts to crafting the perfect introduction

3 mins

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Instructor (1)

Sneha Kulkarni - R Upskill Training Instructor

Sneha Kulkarni

Editor-in-Chief, Editage Insights; Publication Coach

8 courses by this instructor

Sneha’s interest in the communication of research led her to her current role of developing and designing content for researchers and authors. She publishes articles and creates educational content that provides researchers and authors insights into the latest developments and trends in the publishing industry. She is also passionate about teaching ESL and EFL teaching.

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Reviews (2)

Markus Thomas

The course structure is excellent, and straight to the point.

Joy Francis

A nice and quick lesson on writing research introduction, the main points stand clear.