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foreword, forward
foreword (FOR wurd) (noun)
An introduction in a book: The foreword of a book is usually written as a short introductory essay coming before the text so readers will have a better idea about what is in the publication.
forward (FOR wurd) (adverb)
Referring to moving to the front or onward: The boy walked forward from the back of the bus.

Ursula is moving forward with the work on her book; in fact, she just completed the foreword in which she explained her interest in how people can get a better education.