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Section 3.4.1


The introduction to your document should lead your readers into your paper and give them an idea of what to expect (also see Forecasting). It should not be simply a restatement of the abstract even though it will contain some of the same material.

Introductions often do the following:

Because the introduction leads your reader into your document, try to begin with a general statement about the topic before moving on to specific issues. This strategy will help make the topic accessible to your readers, especially those who are not specialists in the field.


Sample Title and Introduction: Astronautical Engineering Design Report

Sample Title and Introduction: Mechanical Design Report

Sample Title and Introduction: Biology Report

Sample Title and Introduction: Information Systems Report

for sample titles and introductions.

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