If possible, write your entire paper before tackling the introduction or the conclusion; write a bad introduction if you need one to start, and then let go of it and write a new one. When you begin that final version, include the following items—the order you put them in doesn’t matter:
Social significance means who is suffering or who is benefiting from whatever it is you are writing about. Academic significance refers to how your subject is being studied or being defined. You can take two paragraphs to create an introduction in college-level writing.
An introduction is so important—your professor will take the strength of the introduction as a mark of how strong the rest of the paper is.