A GED essay’s introduction is where you present the main argument and give the reader a preview of the rest of your essay as if he didn’t read your writing prompt or the essay’s title. Keep in mind that you don’t have to create a title for your essay. Use the first paragraph to create interest in your essay, add any necessary background information and let the reader know about the points that you plan to argue or explain. At the end of the paragraph, state your thesis or main argument. For example, if your essay is about how you overcome stress, you may write, "While some people choose to reduce stress with medicine or alcohol, natural remedies and a healthy lifestyle work best."