WRITING AN INTRODUCTION FOR AN ESSAY
Good introductions provide: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. a clear and detailed map of what is in the essay; a thesis statement - a statement of the writer’s main argument; a sentence which delimits the scope of the essay; interesting statements that engage the reader's attention; and background information.
ACTIVITY 1 Read through Introduction A. Identify which of the sentences perform the functions listed above. Then go to the end of this information flyer and check how well you did.
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2However “a fair go” has proved illusive for significant groups in Australian society. 3This essay will examine inequality as experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 4Throughout Australia’s history, gender, access to education, unemployment and race have all been significant factors shaping inequality. 5The discussion will be restricted to the factor of race. 6After a brief look at nineteenth century ideologies of race I will present human rights as a more useful way to examine the relationship between race and inequality in Australia today. 7The measure of inequality used in the paper is educational participation particularly as it relates to unemployment. 8After examining the reasons for low rates of Indigenous participation in education and the effects upon employment rates, I will briefly discuss other indicators of inequality such as income, housing and health status. 9The essay will argue that race is still the most significant factor in causing inequality for Indigenous people in Australia.
FEEDBACK FOR ACTIVITY 1 Sentences: 1-2 Function: Introduces the reader to the topic and engages the reader's interest. Comment: The writer draws the reader into the essay by referring to a well known Australian myth. Relating the essay to something the reader is likely to know about is a good way to start an essay. Sentence: 3 Function: Sets out the general topic area. Comment: The writer lets the reader know that the general topic area deals with the factors which cause...