Checklist for Writing the Introduction

Background - 2 to 6 paragraphs

Reason for experiment - 1 to 2 paragraphs

Aim - 1/2 sentences

Hypotheses – 1/2 sentences (optional)

Check your Themes. Are you developing your ideas using information flow structures?

Check your vocabulary choices. Are they linking your ideas well?

Check your conjunctions. Are they logical?

Check your reference words. Is it clear what you are referring to with these words?

Check how you have introduced the research literature into your introduction.

Have you focused too much on the authors rather than on the information?

Have you made clear the connections between information in your sources?

What tenses are you using when reporting your sources?

What reporting verbs are you using when reporting your sources?

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