How many words should an introduction be in a 2500 word essay

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prussiaiscountry
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Ok so I have to write a 2,500-word essay but I feel like my introduction is too long? What's the maximum length (on average) it should be given the circumstances?
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I would suggest writing the body of your essay first and do your introduction last. The body of your essay is what you are going to mention in your introduction. That way you would be able to know how much you would need to write for it.

But if you want an average number of words, I would say about 300 words? Don't waffle too much in your introduction.
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I always choose to use 10 percent of my word count for my introduction, and a further 10 percent for my conclusion.
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Ten percent seems fine. The body of your essay needs more words.
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(Original post by prussiaiscountry)
Ok so I have to write a 2,500-word essay but I feel like my introduction is too long? What's the maximum length (on average) it should be given the circumstances?
150-250 is what I would aim for.
500 for the conclusion and evaluation.
Rest is all middle.
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Ah a 2500 words essay don't really need an introduction section. Rather, it is normally the first 1-3 background paragraphs before you go into your argument sections (only at which you need signpost). This usually takes 150-300 words, and your conclusion is expected to have similar length.
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the main thing is to decide on the topic and select literature and materials are needed, then it will be easier to make a choice, as a rule it is 2000-2500
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