This page is concerned with the actual writing of your essay, it provides some guidelines for good practice as well as some common mistakes you'll want to avoid.
An essay usually takes the following structured format: The function of the introduction is simply to introduce the subject, to explain how you understand the question, and describe briefly how you intend to deal with it.
You could begin by defining essential terms, providing a brief historical or personal context if appropriate, and/or by explaining why you think the subject is significant or interesting.
Once you have carried out sufficient research, revise your plan and work out how you are going to answer the question.
Narrow down your information into several main points and aim to write a paragraph about each.
Some people will tell you to wait until you have finished writing to choose a title.
I find a title helps me stay focused, but I always review mine when I'm finished to ensure that it's the most effective it can be.
The introduction should clearly state how you plan to answer the question and what your main points will be.
It can also be useful to define any particular terms, which the essay requires you to discuss.
Focus your research on finding the answers to the questions that you have set.
This will make your reading more purposeful and efficient.