A Step-by-Step, Quick and Easy Guide to Writing a Great Introduction for Your Essay Everything you need to know about an essay introduction is contained in this short guide. You'll learn how give good context for your essay, how to provide a clear thesis statement, and how to give an overview of your essay. Start off your research paper on the right foot and impress your professor with your detailed, well-planned introduction. This guide will be useful for making sure that you start your journey of academic writing off on the right foot. You'll be able to master the skill in just over 30 minutes. The guide is written by Dr. Grant Andrews, who has been teaching academic writing for years, and who knows the common pitfalls that students experience in academic writing.