For this reason, it is important to know when and why you should include definitions in your writing.
The introduction leads the reader from a general subject area to a particular topic of inquiry.
The final paragraph or sentences of your introduction should forecast your main arguments and conclusions and provide a brief description of the rest of the paper [the "roadmap"] that let's the reader know where you are going and what to expect.
A roadmap is important because it helps the reader place the research problem within the context of their own perspectives about the topic.
After you complete writing the body of the paper, go back and review introductory descriptions of the structure of the paper, the method of data gathering, the reporting and analysis of results, and the conclusion. Also, placed in the context of a particular discipline, a term or concept may have a different meaning than what is found in a general dictionary.
Reviewing and, if necessary, rewriting the introduction ensures that it correctly matches the overall structure of your final paper. If you feel that you must seek out an authoritative definition, use a subject specific dictionary or encyclopedia [e.g., if you are a sociology student, search for dictionaries of sociology].
A well-written introduction is important because, quite simply, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
The opening paragraphs of your paper will provide your readers with their initial impressions about the logic of your argument, your writing style, the overall quality of your research, and, ultimately, the validity of your findings and conclusions.
To achieve supreme excellence or perfection in anything you do, you need more than just the knowledge.
Like the Olympic athlete aiming for the gold medal, you must have a positive attitude and the belief that you have the ability to achieve it.