Daily Archives: October 10, 2015

Shake (HUM220/HUM303/HUM415)

The first sentence of your essay should be a model of clarity and purpose. First sentences set the tone for the rest of an essay, and most readers will respond to obvious errors of syntax or diction with a sigh of dismay. A poorly constructed first sentence is like a limp, sweaty handshake: it’s disappointing and slightly repulsive.

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