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Creating an Information Technology Dissertation Introduction

Your technology dissertation introduction is the first opportunity you will have to impress your audience – in this case most likely your advisor and graduate board. It must include state several components, including your precise topic, relevant background information, answers to several questions regarding the importance of your work, and your hypothesis or thesis statement. Here are some detailed instructions on how to create an information technology dissertation introduction:

  • Open with a Captivating Hook Statements
    You’re probably already familiar with the power that a well-written hook has in captivating the reader and enticing him or her to continue reading your work – no matter what its subject or type of assignment. Use the same principles when writing a hook for your graduate project. Start with an anecdote, a quotation, a fact, or a question to set the reader in the right frame of mind to be interested in your work. Just make sure your hook is related to your topic to avoid any confusion.
  • Provide Pertinent Background Information
    Next, use a few sentences to provide whatever pertinent background information the reader needs to know to put your work into some relatable context. It’s important that you don’t get off topic, however, so be sure to keep this background information to just four or five sentences. As you move from the hook towards your thesis statement narrow the focus and draw the reader closer to your topic. This will help the reader focus his or her own attention solely on your document.
  • Justify Your Work by Answering Questions
    The next part of the introduction is extremely important because it provides justification for the work you have conducted. You should state what interested you in the work, why you felt it was important to conduct the work, what related research to the work lacks in one or several areas, and the impact you believe the work will have on the discipline and specifically on the subject.
  • Close Your Intro with a Strong Hypothesis
    Finally, be sure you close your introduction, no matter how long, with a strong hypothesis or thesis statement. At this point in your educational career, you should have a pretty good idea of the qualities that make for a great thesis. Be sure it’s direct and to the point, concise and clear in expressing exactly what your graduate project will propose. Even if you find it needs to be modified, make sure you leave no room for confusion.