How To Compose A Comparative Essay Introduction: Guidelines And Examples

Do you need help in writing your comparative essay introduction? If so, here are some fantastic ideas to assist you.

What’s it all about?

First of all, it’s worth reminding ourselves of what a comparative essay is. With this assignment you’re being asked to compare (normally) two subjects. They will have some similarities and some differences, and it is the similarities that you are being asked to present as your project.

With that in mind, you should be very clear of what your intentions are when it comes to stating them in the opening.

Specific requirements?

Make sure you know of any specific set requirements. Your tutor should have already told you if a certain layout or format is required, but if you’re unsure, then ask. You don’t want to get graded down just because you have overlooked something.

What to include.

You should begin with an overview of the topic at hand before narrowing it down to the subjects you have chosen to compare. For instance, your main topic may be university education and your comparison subjects could be governmental education systems in the U.S.A and in England.

Move on to your aims and objectives of your paper. These should be concisely and clearly defined. You should also explain what sources you have used, what information the reader will come across and what conclusions may be reached.

Write it last!

An introduction is always best written last. Once you’ve already written your assignment (which has possibly led you off on tangents you hadn’t expected at the offset), you will know exactly what content to include.

Checking out other papers.

It is most certainly worth checking out other samples to aid you in your construction. When perusing these, take note of conciseness, sentence structure, flow etc. and ask yourself if the writer could have actually improved their opening. The more samples you look at, the better prepared you will be for constructing your own paper.

You will be able to find samples both online and in your campus library. When searching online, ascertain that you are looking on reputable and renowned websites. You don’t want to be studying bad examples after all! If you’re struggling to know which sites are reliable, then ask. You could try your class friends or ask around on social network sites. But the best person to ask is your teacher.

In your campus library there will be a large selection of student papers for you to peruse. If you don’t know where to find them, just ask your librarian.