In short, for those of you who choose APA, you are required to write an Abstract (although you do not have to do one in this class). Nevertheless, I feel it is important for you to note the difference between an Abstract and an Introduction. So, an Abstract is a short paragraph that explains the purpose of your paper, explains any arguments or claims made in the paper, and details any research methods used and any evidence that supports the claims made in the paper. For more information please view the following website: https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/abstracts/
The Introduction, introduces your reader to your topic. It is the first paragraph of the essay (5-6 sentences) and includes the thesis statement.
Reading(s): Introductory Paragraph.doc
Assignment: Write your Introduction paragraph.
Step 1: Read the Handout
Step 2: View the Sample essay: Essay Example-1.docx
Step 3: Create a page using MLA heading. Don’t forget to include the student’s last name and page number in the top right corner of each page of the essay.
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Step 4: Add your Introduction paragraph.
Step 5: Submit for grading.