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09/04/2019

How should I start my essay?

QUESTION
How should I start my essay?
I have an essay and the topic is write about someone who inspires people. I chose Princess Diana. Thing is, I don’t know how to start it. Any suggestions?

ANSWER
Your introduction for that type of essay should offer a basic introduction – you want to give basic criteria that inspire you. The typical essay is 5 paragraphs, so you’re going to want to come up with an introduction, 3 paragraphs, and a conclusion. So you’ll need to have at least 3 criteria that make this person an inspiration to you, whether it is charitable works, devotion to causes close to the heart, etc. You may want to say something along the lines of “There are many things that inspire people. The things that inspire me the most are ……….” Then you’re going to want to explain that Princess Diana is your inspiration – if you can find a quote of hers that is something that influences you, it would enhance your intro. In each paragraph, you’ll go into a seperate criteria as to why she inspires you. Your conclusion will restate the criteria and end the essay on a positive note.