Paragraph 1 - The Introduction. This is the introduction to the essay and where you should start off by paraphrasing the question. Do you understand what I mean, when I say 'paraphrase' the question?. This means that you rewrite the question in your own words using synonyms.You can't just copy the question again or use the same words in the question.
How to start an essay: 3 goals. The first step to writing an effective introduction is to understand why you should spend on it up to 10% of your total word count instead of diving right into the body paragraphs.