What is the best way to write the thesis introduction? What needs to emerge from the first pages of a thesis to better introduce one’s work? Let’s look briefly at this in our article.
Write the introduction of the thesis
The introduction is one of the most important sections of the thesis. Given its position at the beginning of the work, it will probably be the part most read together with the index and conclusions, so it is essential that it be drafted calmly and carefully. Contrary to popular belief, it is profoundly wrong to start writing the thesis starting from the introduction. Since it is a brief representation of the whole work, the best thing is even to write it after the conclusions, in such a way as to offer a more linear and complete vision of the whole thesis work.
The features of the introduction
The introduction is usually between 5 and 10 pages long, but may vary depending on the instructions given by the speaker. The style must be clear and synthetic, trying as little as possible to “lengthen the stock” and to digress.
It is important that at the beginning of the introduction the objectives of the work are indicated in a clear and direct way, trying to focus on these three aspects:
- what do you intend to demonstrate?
- where did you start from?
- how did the work go?
Just by answering these three questions in order, you will be able to better write an introduction to a thesis.
The content of the introduction
In the introduction we must proceed to illustrate the content of the individual chapters of the thesis, focusing on the main aspects and indicating the reason that prompted you to dedicate an entire chapter to that particular aspect of the subject of your thesis. This work of reflection will also be useful for discussion. Being prepared on the content and knowing how to motivate your choices will in fact be two winning weapons in front of the graduation commission.