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How to Write The Perfect Introductions for Your Articles

writing introductions for your articlesThe introduction of an article can determine whether it gets read or not. That is why smart writers are very particular about how they write their introductions — and writing effective introductions isn’t as complicated as many people think.

According to Copyblogger, on average eight out 0f 10 people will read the headline of a piece of content but only 2 out of 10 will go on to read the rest.

While a lot of factors will determine how many more people will go on to read your article, more often than not it is your introduction that will make the most difference.

Whether you want to write an introduction for an essay, an introduction for a research paper, an introduction for a report, or an introduction for a short article, you can often do so by following a set of principles.

Firstly, however, why is an introduction important?

Instead of simply telling you why an introduction is important, I’ll show you several example introductions and the impression the left on me.

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9 Easy Ways To Turn A Boring Topic Into A Killer Article

Staring at a blank page is a feeling that every writer knows well. It’s even harder when you’ve got a ‘boring’ or ‘dull’ topic ahead of you.

But here’s the secret: There is no such thing as a boring topic.

If you can find the right angle, the right audience, and the right tone, then you can make consistently great content. In any industry.

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6 Silly Writing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Marin Pickering shares 6 common mistakes you should avoid to be a better writer.

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How to Write With Clarity

Apostrophes

Love them or hate them, they affect the meaning of words so they have to be correct. An apostrophe indicates possession or an abbreviated word.

David’s bag (possession – bag belongs to David).

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How to Make Life Easy for your Readers

In my previous article (about punctuation) I stressed the importance of making your text flow smoothly. Avoid “stalling” your reader. If he finds your article difficult to follow, he might give up altogether in boredom or frustration.

If you find it difficult to work out how to punctuate your sentence then it is probably too long. Split it into two or more shorter sentences and avoid confusing and alienating your readers.