Efficient Tips For Creating A Military History Research Paper Introduction
Writing a research paper on military history can be a fascinating journey into the evolution of the military services from its early beginnings to the armed forces that we now have. A well-written paper will be sure to impress your teacher. An important part of this is your introduction. Here are some tips to help you create an introduction for your military research paper.
- State your paper’s topic. Using a few sentences, indicate to your reader what your paper is about. Make the introduction a general outline of the topic, using broad terms. You will not go into any specifics about your topic until the body of your paper.
- Use approximately 10% of your overall word count for your introduction. So, if your word limit is 2000 words, your introduction will be 200 words. Keep your introduction clear and concise and use simple language.
- Your introduction could use a quote from a historical military figure, or a brief account of an event, or a short story of the experiences of a military figure. This would need to be relevant to the rest of the content of your paper and be used as a way to lead into the rest of your paper.
- You can use the last part of your introduction to outline the structure of your paper. For example, you could write: “I will first discuss……” “followed by an investigation of….” “finally, I will……”. This will organise the outline and each section of your paper.
- Do avoid using words such as “I”, “my”, “mine”, “me.” For example: “My opinion about….” Or “I think that.” Your reader will want to see that you will be presenting an objective paper, based on facts, not your opinion or thoughts.
- It can often be a good idea to leave the writing of your introduction until last. Sometimes during your investigations for your paper, you will make discoveries that lead you in another direction than you had initially not anticipated. By leaving the introduction until last, you will have a better idea of what you have actually discovered and written.
- Write a few rough drafts of your introduction until you have got it just right.
Before submitting your research paper, ask someone else to read it for you. They may pick up on a spelling or grammatical error that you had missed. If they are able to read the whole paper that is great, because they can then look at the introduction in context your overall paper.
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