Writing an introduction to a research paper

The introduction of a research paper has to both attract attention and inform the reader about content to come. It should be precise, concise, and engaging. The introduction should provide the reader with a brief overview of the research topic and the main points that will be discussed in the paper. It should also provide a clear statement of the research question and the purpose of the study. The introduction should also include a brief literature review that provides a background to the research topic, and any relevant definitions or theoretical frameworks. Finally, the introduction should provide a roadmap of the paper, indicating the main sections that will be discussed.