Introductory Paragraph for John Smith and William Bradford Comparison Essay Sentence One: A way in. Some statement that comments about the biases of historians. Sentence Two: A sentence that deals with both John Smith and William Bradford as writers of personal histories of their experiences of the new world. Sentence Three: Your thesis. Should recognize the similarity of the experiences; layout the significant differences in how the writers use those experiences; and explain how those differences reveal the different focuses or biases of the writers.