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How should I structure my A-Level German essay introduction

Writing essays in a coherent and organised manner can be difficult in a foreign language, but a simple and consistent stucture can help to not only sharpen your argument but also heighten the accuracy of your language and enable you to insert the complex structures which earn you marks in the A-Level exam.

Regardless of the nature of the essay title it is always important to include an introduction. In this section you should aim to acknowledge the question and relay in a concise way your opinion on it.

Take this title as an example "Welche Methoden benutzt der von Ihnen gewählte Schriftsteller, um seine Botschaft(en) zu vermitteln? Finden Sie diese Methoden effektiv?"

To write an introduction to this question it is important to:

1. briefly describe the methods you plan on mentioning- "Im Roman, den ich dieses Jahr studiert habe, benutzt der Autor verschiedene Methoden um seine Botschaften zu vermitteln, naemlich XYZ..."(Dont be afraid to use the words in the title

2. Say whether or not you find these methods effective: " Ich halte die mehrheit dieser Methoden fuer effektiv, jedoch X finde ich nicht wirkungsvoll."

3. Outline your intentions: "In diesem Aufsatz werde ich diese Methoden beschreiben und anylisieren"

The most important thing is to answer the question- this one asks 2 things- describe the methods and consider their effectiveness. The role of the introduction here is to outline what your paragraphs are going to say eg Method 1/2/3/4 without giving away the detail that will be included in the rest of the essay. 

From here it is much easier to structure the rest of the essay and it is easy to structure every introduction in a similar way which means you can insert complex structures which will gain you marks!

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