Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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Hi everyone, I actually do not have a specific question concerning the novel the heart of darkness, but all I need is some help. I have to write a term paper on the issue of racism in the novel...

Hi everyone,

I actually do not have a specific question concerning the novel the heart of darkness, but all I need is some help. I have to write a term paper on the issue of racism in the novel already mentioned above. But here is my problem: I am sitting for like 8 hours in front of my laptop now and I do not have a clue, how to start my introduction part. So would anyone be so kind as to help me out with some ideas?

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When drafting an essay, a good first step is to free write. Write down whatever comes to your mind about your topic. Don't censor your writing or worry about writing in complete sentences; you can always edit later. Keep writing until you generate a page or so and then look back at what you have brainstormed and pick out what you consider the best ideas. Then free write again on those specific ideas.

An effective introduction hooks the reader's attention, states...

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