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Northwell/ZSOM Advancing ERSD - Putting It All Together (PIAT): The Art of Writing for Dissemination: Class 2, Part 1: Writing the Introduction

Resources Shared In Part 1 of Class No. 2: Writing the Introduction

Welcome!  We hope this part of the class was helpful to you.  Take a look at the resources we shared with you. Find one or two that speak to you and start there for a deeper dive. In this way, you can begin to work on the problem, gap, and hook that will engage your future readers.

The Problem, Gap, and Hook Technique

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Books On Writing - Getting Organized, Writing the Introduction

AM Last Page: Writing a Story, Not Study
















A decent research paper reports a study. But a great research paper tells a story.

Review this Academic Medicine Last Page by Lorelei Linguard and Chris Watling to learn more.

Writing a Research Paper Introduction

The introduction to a research paper is where you set up your topic and approach for the reader. It has several key goals:

  • Present your topic and get the reader interested
  • Provide background or summarize existing research
  • Position your own approach
  • Detail your specific research problem and problem statement
  • State the purpose

The five parts of the introduction might be represented in the following way (Creswell, 2014, p. 112). 


Advice from Published MD on Writing an Introduction

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