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I am looking for words and phrases with similar meaning to "start here" or "get started". The thesaurus is not helping because I'm not looking specifically for synonyms of "start".

I want a phrase that connotes the identification of a location/resource that is:

  • good for beginners
  • contains introductory knowledge
  • teaches what is needed to put the learner on the right path

What else means the same as or something similar to "start here"?

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Introduction –  FumbleFingers Mar 2 '12 at 21:01
    
I'm aware of the word introduction, it doesn't suit my needs as I'd like something that can serve as a metaphorical signpost, not simply a heading. –  NickC Mar 2 '12 at 21:02
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Well, I did vote to close as "General Reference", but in light of that I'd still vote to close - probably as "Too Localised", but it's also "Off-Topic" (belongs on writers.se), and "Not Constructive" (you're just inviting a plethora of metaphors). Having said that, consider the one on a Monopoly board - GO. –  FumbleFingers Mar 2 '12 at 21:11
    
Voting to close as not constructive / off topic because this is just a guessing game question, and not well suited to the Q&A format (i.e. has no specific answer.) There are a ton of possibilities. "Start Here" seems pretty good itself. "Tutorial" is another option. –  Lynn Mar 2 '12 at 23:46
    
@Lynn So the other 235 phrase-requests are... not not-constructive, somehow? –  NickC Mar 3 '12 at 0:40
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I like Square One. Other options might include:

  • Starting Point
  • Starting Line
  • Starting Gate
  • On Your Mark!
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Orientation Guide
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Thanks for the helpful answer. –  NickC Mar 2 '12 at 21:51
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A primer is text that is:

  • good for beginners
  • contains introductory knowledge
  • teaches what is needed to put the learner on the right path

Or how about The Fundamentals, The Basics, Groundwork, or Foundations. These, of course, are all noun forms, but they imply that you start here and then once you've learned these things, you move on to more complex things.

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Maybe:

  • Let's Go (depending on the voice you're looking for)
  • Jump Right In
  • Diving In/Dive In
  • First Step
  • All Aboard
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Using the number "101", which I presume is a reference to college course numberings, so if your thing was fishing, instead of "Introduction to Fishing" you can call it "Fishing 101"

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