This is where you build up your reader's expectations for the assignment, and consequently, the introduction is important. Make sure the introduction is clear and informative. Introduce the problem to be addressed in the assignment, and describe how you are going to deal with it. If relevant, you can also use the introduction to hint at the solution or conclusion you arrive at in the assignment.
Do you find it difficult to get started on your introduction? Try non-stop writing.
Arts at Aarhus University has developed an Assignment bank (in Danish) with examples of introductions from other students’ assignments. The assignment bank is available at AU Library.
Ask your fellow students to give you feedback on your introduction. It can be a good idea to ask them to read the conclusion as well so they can tell you whether your introduction promises too much – and whether your conclusion covers all the aspects mentioned in your introduction.