ln technical writing , the introduction typically includes one or more standard subsections: abstract or summary, preface , acknowledgments, and foreword . Alternatively, the section labeled introduction itself may be a brief section found side-by-side with abstract, foreword, etc. (rather than containing them). In this case the set of sections that come before the body of the book are known as the front matter . When the book is divided into numbered chapters, by convention the introduction and any other front-matter sections are unnumbered and precede chapter 1.
In order for your essay to be convincing and make sense, it needs to
be presented inside a well structured piece of writing. How do you do
this within the framework of an essay's general structure of
Conclusion ? Firstly, you need to be clear about
what elements you should include within these three sections of an essay.
The table below outlines these elements.
General statement or orientation to topic
Brief summary of the main topics/arguments/points made in the essay Body paragraphs