How to Write an Essay Introduction

A good essay introduction usually includes:

  • An overview of your thesis and the conclusion you will come to.
  • Some background information about the topic, key ideas in the topic and why your essay question in particular is a question worth exploring.
  • A statement telling the reader what you will proceed to argue for and any potential counter-arguments you will explore.
  • You should remember, though, that a good essay is different for every subject. The format for the introduction for a Geography essay will likely be quite different from that of a Philosophy essay. You should always check with your tutor or the mark scheme to see what is being assessed. No matter what the subject is, the subject experts at The Profs can guide you through the construction of a perfect essay. The Profs have an extensive network of expert essay tutors to help you perfect your writing style.