C.A.R. Part #3 - The Introduction
Your Introduction provides the significance of the problem you are addressing and where the problem is occurring (e.g. "How can the development of broader school spirit increase attendance at all Warrior sporting events and extra-curricular activities?"). The reader needs to be invited to think about the problem at the widest level. Your Introduction should answer the question: "Why should I read this?" and "Why should I care?" This is not a repeat of your Abstract because you do not go into the details of what you did or what results you found. This is solely about the problem and how it is linked to your vision for a different future.
Dr. Hartnell's Helpful Hints
1. This page IS the first to be numbered. Put YOUR last name and the page number (no commas, dashes, etc.) in the upper-right corner of this page and ALL pages that follow. For some, using the "insert page number" feature will work to begin numbering your paper. For others, this feature is not always reliable. If this is the case, add the page numbers in manually by typing your last name and page number at the top line, then using the right-justify button to push it to the far right. The downside to this approach is having to do this for every single page. See what works best... and remember your best friend is the "undo" button!
2. Your paper should already be set to "double-spaced", which means all you need to do is hit the "Enter" key ONCE to ensure the proper spacing between the page number and your title, which you will write out again. The title is to be centered but NOT in bold.
3. Simply hit the "Enter" key after your title and type the word Introduction in bold. Make sure it is centered.
4. Hit "Enter" again to begin the text of your Introduction.
5. Unlike with the Abstract, you DO indent the first sentence of your Introduction.
6. The Introduction and the rest of your paper is double-spaced and left-justified. This means the text lines up along the left side.
7. Don't forget that the margins throughout must be the default setting that appear when you open a new Word Processing Document. DON'T try to cheat and alter them.
6. The opening sentence of your Introduction is very direct and must be phrased as such: There is a problem at [insert location] concerning [insert problem], specifically: "Insert the text of your question here." The text of the actual question is in quotation marks and in italics. Remember! Your question is NOT to be a Yes/No question! Please reference the sample Introduction shown below for help in phrasing your question.
7. LENGTH: The Introduction shouldn't be less than 1 page in length. You may exceed this limit.