how to start an essay?

how to start an essay?
hi people i am writing a 1000 word essay and i need help

i cant ever start a paper but after get it started im fine.

ok the topic is the powers of the preident in time of war

my thesis is …
in the light of the war on terrorism question have been raised to how much power the united states president has durin a war.

How to write introduction:

1. Write the thesis statement. The main idea of the essay is stated in a single sentence called the thesis statement. You must limit your entire essay to the topic you have introduced in your thesis statement.
2. Provide some background information about your topic. You can use interesting facts, quotations, or definitions of important terms you will use later in the essay.


Your essay should start with an introductory paragraph. There are actually many different ways to begin an essay; therefore, the format of the introductory paragraph is flexible. Often, essays begin with a general introductory statement. This statement could be an anecdote, description, striking statistic, a fact that will lead to your thesis, etc. Beginning this way, you will use the first few sentences to prepare, or “lay the groundwork” for your thesis, and use the last sentence of the first paragraph to present your thesis. However, your thesis statement can be anywhere in your introduction. In a longer essay, you can even wait to present your thesis until the second paragraph or later. Also for a longer essay, you should begin to introduce a few supporting ideas in the first couple of paragraphs. These supporting ideas should be the topics that you will discuss in full in your body paragraphs. For a short essay, presenting supporting ideas during the introduction is optional.


Develop an outline to organize your ideas. An outline shows your main ideas and the order in which you are going to write about them. Click here to see some sample outlines.
Write down all the main ideas.

List the subordinate ideas below the main ideas.

Avoid any repetition of ideas.
Write a First Draft
Every essay or paper is made up of three parts:


The introduction is the first paragraph of the paper. It often begins with a general statement about the topic and ends with a more specific statement of the main idea of your paper. The purpose of the introduction is to

let the reader know what the topic is
inform the reader about your point of view
arouse the reader’s curiosity so that he or she will want to read about your topic