The introduction is the initial para which kicks the further process of the project. Every project, every essay, or any article if written, is given an introductory para which paves the path for the successive paras or the topics in the project.
It is important to write the introductory paragraph because it is the first write up that gives the gist of what will be the proceeding content be about. So, in order to write the introduction for project work, follow the following points:
Let’s begin with –
What is a Project Work?
It is an activity which aims to give students learning experience with the chance to synthesize their knowledge from different areas of learning, which is critically and creatively applied to current life situations.
It progresses under the guidance and monitoring of an advisor or a mentor.
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Guidelines for Preparing Introduction for Project Work:
1. Be short and crisp:
The introduction is the first para that upheavals the next successive probable content the project would contain. To write the introduction, be short and crisp, this is because the introduction of the project reveals the context in which you have made to your project. The first para should tell everything like background information, the problems you faced, the proposed solutions to the problems and so on.
2. Be clear in what you write:
The introduction is the must, write a paragraph so it must be written in the most simple but attractive manner. What you pen down should be clear and easily understandable to the reader. If the first part will be complicated, it will reduce the interest of readers to go through the project.
3. Give background information:
Writing the introduction means to start for why you were interested in doing the project, to give the whole background i.e the foundation from which the idea behind the project emerged. Giving background information is vital as it tells the long back history behind the context of the project work.
4. Explain the reasons in the introduction:
In the introduction, you need to explain the reasons why you took a specific topic for your project and also what drove you to do the project work. The reasons will help make your project authentic and credible as the readers love to find the reason why particular work was done by you or any other person. So, explain the reasons in the introductory paragraph.
5. The problems should be highlighted:
The problems should be highlighted in the project work and it will let you explain the question of why you choose the specific topic to make the project work on. Remember, all the problems are to be discussed in a brief manner and not in the essay type manner as in the following paragraphs, you will surely be going to explain the problems you highlighted in detail.
6. Explain the reason why it is important to you:
The reason why it is important for you must be mentioned in the introductory paragraph. The relevance of the project to you and also to the readers must be explained in a clear manner to the viewer and the avid readers as they would certainly like to know the reason why the topic is important for you.
7. The outline or the blueprint of the content:
The blueprint or the outline of the content is given in the introduction paragraph. This will help readers know what is there in the next paras or the modules of the project. The outline should brief the readers what all the project is related to and why should the reader go through the whole project.
8. It should outline the specific objectives of the project:
The introduction is not just the start, but it is something which outlines the objectives of the project. It relates to the aims that you had for accomplishing the project and the introduction should say all the objectives that you wish to achieve through this project work. The goals and objectives should be specifically highlighted or the content of the project will appear dull and less interesting.
9. Similar related work should be penned down:
There might be a number of other similar projects too, so those too must be referred to the project, especially in the introductory paragraph of the project work. The instances must be used to refer to the context and the topic on which the project is made. This will help in making the project believable and credible for the readers to go through it.
10. No grammatical mistakes:
There must be no grammatical errors in the paragraphs. Check a number of times before finalizing the introduction of the project as the more errors, the less attractive image it will create in the minds of the readers. So, there should be no grammatical mistakes when writing the introduction as if the starting itself will be full of errors, the more least the readers be interested in going through the whole project work.
11. Give instances or examples:
Giving examples in the project work make the project very interesting and worth reading. Also, it makes the project look different from many other projects as many may not include the examples, but if you do, you will be termed different and given more preference than any other person.
12. Write in paragraphs:
The introduction should be in paragraphs. Yes, the paras should be divided into the context itself like the first para for the introduction should be the topic you are going to do the project on, then make a para of the motive behind that project or the topic you choose, then you can make the para for the reasons why you choose the topics and then write down the instances to make it more viable and authentic for the readers. Then you can write the concluding para for the introduction.
13. Do not go very long:
The introduction should not be very lengthy but can go to one page. This much is fine to write in an introduction as an introduction will have to include all the essentials in a very brief manner like the problems, the reason why you chose the topic, the examples, the solutions to the problems and so on. Give everything in brief and not in essay type format.
14. It should arouse interest in the reader:
The first para should be such that it arises interest in the readers to go through the rest of the content in the project. If the first para will be dull and monotonous, then automatically the readers will drop the idea of reading the whole project.
15. The parts should be well separated:
The introduction has to be written in the different paras but along with this, you need to make sure that the content in the paras is separated like the similar content should not be written in all the paras. All the paras and the content must be separated.
16. There must be no repetition:
The content of the introduction should not be repeated but should be different from each of the paras. Only the varied content will arouse greater interest in the readers, while similar content will only make the reader bored and monotonous towards the reading.
17. Do not disclose much about the project’s content:
The introduction should not disclose everything about the project or it will release all the interest towards the remaining project. Just be sure to write only the gist or you can say that the introduction with no particular details.
The introduction must be like creating suspense for the reader, about what next can be there in the project. Only the suspense can help your reader be hooked towards the project and the interest will remain intact.
18. Be creative through pictures in the introduction:
You can shed away the same old style of writing the introduction as you can add photographs into the project especially in the first para. When you write the examples, you can paste the pictures in the project. The pictures will add color to the project, making it luring and attractive enough for the readers to get attracted.
19. Make it colorful:
You can make the project colorful by writing with colored pens. Like you can write one para in one color and the other with different color. This will make the thing look striking. Although it is a little kiddish, yet it is something that will attract a number of readers. This is something that maintains the reader’s interest and the reader will never leave the project with incomplete reading.
20. Start with some quote:
You can start with some quote too. The quote of some author relating to your topic can be used to start the introduction. The quotes or any idioms, proverbs in the very beginning help in making the introduction very appealing and engaging.
21. If possible write in pointers:
You can even write in the pointers. Pointers will make the things easy to read and also memorize for the readers. The whole introduction is not to be written in the pointers but the important points must be given in the pointers. Like the references, you can write in pointers. This way the important one will get highlighted and the less important is not given more attention.
22. It makes the first impression:
The introduction is the first para written during the project and it should contain no mistake in it, as the first impression is the last impression. So, make sure, you write an introduction without any mistake or it will create a bad impression in the minds of readers, resulting in the hampering rest of the reading of the project work.
23. Write short sentences:
Writing short sentences will help the reader in reading the paragraphs. Do not write the compound and complex sentences. You should write sentences that finish in one breath. When you do so, the reading for the project becomes easy and comfortable for the reader.
24. Use easy words and vocabulary:
Do not make use of the technical jargon as it is not understandable by the common people. Make use of readable and understandable words. The technical words in the introduction may lead a reader to stop the further reading of the project.
25. Do not write anything off the track:
Writing off track means that going away from the main issue or the topic. Write about the topic only or you may keep the reader off track. Writing anything off the track will only make readers move away from the project work.
26. Be specific while writing the introduction:
When you write the introduction to the project work, be specific in writing. The introduction must contain all the relevant information so that when someone goes through the project inside do not have to think twice and memorize again and again. Just by going through the introduction one must come to know about the vital things you are going to talk about in the interior of the project.
The introduction actually behaves almost like an index to what next could be there, but the only difference is that index is not written in detail but the introduction is written briefly
So, above are some of the points that one should keep in mind while writing the introduction to the project work. The introduction is a must for all sorts of the project as it acts as a mirror to what is written in the next project.
The project must be made in a professional manner and only the professional work will win accolades and the awards. Writing an introduction is vital as it helps in starting the project work. When you are not writing the introduction and start directly, it creates a bad impression in the minds of the reader, which you certainly do not want.