OUR: Research Writing: The Introduction


Mar. 9, 2023, 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Office/Remote Location

Virtual via Webex


The main goal of the introductory section of a research paper is to set the context for the reader, convey basic information about the research project, and highlight the most notable aspects of the study including research background, significance, contribution to the field, and important findings. It also often serves as a hook to capture the reader's attention. As such, the introduction section of a research article is an important part of the writing process. In this workshop, we will draw from the scholarly and academic journals, using introduction sections of published articles in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering, to highlight and demonstrate best practices in writing a clear and meaningful introductory section as well as to avoid common writing pitfalls.

Learning Objectives: By participating in this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the content of the introductory section of a research paper
  • Understand the best practices in writing a clean and meaningful introductory section Workshop

Presenter: Dr. Levent Atici, Executive Director of Undergraduate Research



Admission Information

The Office of Undergraduate Research is using Webex for all virtual events and workshops. Please register.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research
Susan Hall