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Introducing your assignment

The purpose of your introduction is to contextualise your assignment, giving the reader a clear expectation of what is to follow. The introduction creates a thread by which the whole assignment is held together.

In the introduction, you should do the following:

  • contextualise your topic
  • establish the topic clearly
  • indicate to your reader how the topic will be dealt with
  • explain its significance
  • define any unknown terms

The order in which these are dealt with may vary and each can be dealt with in different ways.

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