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Section 3.4.1

Introduction

The introduction to your document should lead your readers into your paper and give them an ideaof what to expect (also see Forecasting). It should not be simplya restatement of the abstract even though it will contain some ofthe same material.

Introductions often do the following:

Because the introduction leads your reader into your document, try to begin with a general statementabout the topic before moving on to specific issues. This strategy will help make the topic accessibleto your readers, especially those who are not specialists in the field.

See

Sample Title and Introduction: Astronautical Engineering DesignReport

Sample Title and Introduction: Mechanical Design Report

Sample Title and Introduction: Biology Report

Sample Title and Introduction: Information Systems Report

for sample titles and introductions.

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