Writing the introduction to an essay about yourself may seem daunting at first, but the pre-writing stage can make it a little easier.
Before you begin writing, complete these basic steps to prepare for introducing yourself in an essay.
The last sentence in this paragraph should include a transitional hook to tie into the third paragraph of the body.
The third paragraph of the body should contain the weakest argument, weakest example, weakest illustration, or an obvious follow up to the second paragraph in the body.
The first sentence of this paragraph should include the "reverse hook" which ties in with the transitional hook at the end of the introductory paragraph.
The topic for this paragraph should be in the first or second sentence.
A classic format for compositions is the five-paragraph essay.
It is not the only format for writing an essay, of course, but it is a useful model for you to keep in mind, especially as you begin to develop your composition skills.
After all, the purpose is to introduce the reader to the rest of your content and the point you’re trying to make with it. One tip to keep in mind: you don’t necessarily have to do this first!
Some writers prefer to do the introduction last, so they can write it with a clear picture of what they need to lead into and how. Now that you know how to start a personal statement, it's time to start writing!