Sally knew just where
her professor told her to find a set of instructions
for formatting an MLA-style paper, so she had no problem setting
up the first page. She then launched into a general introductory
paragraph, in which she tried to grab the reader's interest with some
Professor Dennis G. Jerz
English 110 Researched Essay
31 January 2000
The Terrible Problem of X
Never in the history of mankind has problem X been
so important to the daily lives of human beings across
the globe. One need only look around to see how often we
are talking about, worrying about, and recovering from
incidents of this terrible problem. In this paper, I will
talk about how(1) problem X is one of the biggest threats to society today.(2) It affects us in our homes, at school, on
the street, and everywhere we go.
(1) Cut the fluff. I read papers, I don't weigh them.
(2) This is a simplistic thesis. You never offer a solution, mention other threats or provide anything else to draw my attention.
(3) If you conclude your introductory paragraph in this manner, I expect to see one paragraph on homes , one on school, one on streets, etc.
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