For this week’s discussion post, please share a 2-paragraph introduction that you might use for your paper.
I recommend that your paragraphs include the following.
- Introduce your movement and its scope (what countries?) in 1-3 sentences.
- Explain why your exploration/research regarding this movement (spanning your selected countries) is important in 1-3 sentences.
- State your research question
- Outline the objectives of your research in 1-2 sentences.
- Explain what you expect to find in 1-3 sentences. (Since you have not written your paper, this will be hard. After you finish your paper, however, you can change this to match your actual findings.)
This assignment is intended to help you get started on your paper and focus your thoughts.
Please see the two papers below for examples of introductions.
NOTE: The sample introductions in the papers below are longer than what you are expected to write. Your introduction is shorter because of the relative shorter length of your own paper (whereas the examples below come from 15-25 page papers, single-spaced.) Please just review the introductions below for get an idea of how all the elements above may flow together to form a narrative.
You may also see this link if you would like further guidance: https://thinkscience.co.jp/en/articles/effective-introductions-to-original-research
1. On MeToo in South Korea in Japan (Paragraphs 1 & 2 explain the movement, paragraph 3 explains the importance of the research and the research question, paragraphs 4 & 5 explain the findings.) MeToo in Japan and South Korea WeToo WithYou-1
2. On agrarian movements (Paragraph 1 explains the movement, Paragraphs 2 & 3 explain the importance of the research (on law), paragraph 4 is the objectives, and paragraph 5 is the findings. There is no research question, but the first sentence of paragraph two (“These struggles increasingly have legal dimensions.”) could be made a research question by changing it to “We ask: how is law used in agrarian movements?” Transnational Agrarian Movements.