Point the way:
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
Pride and Prejudice
Shock the reader so they continue:
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
George Orwell 1984
Reassure the reader so they continue
Leave the reader wanting more
The A-Team intro: Greatest Intro Ever?
Make sure the last paragraph concludes your introduction.
Use quotes to give background area and then explain. (Write back to front)
BE DULL – get the point across and don’t try be too fancy if you feel like you can’t.