The writer concludes with a vague statement: “I will be talking more about these things in my paper.” This kind of statement may be referred to as a “purpose statement,” in which the writer states the topics that will be discussed.
However, it is not yet working as a thesis statement because it fails to make an argument or claim about those topics.
A thesis statement for this essay would clearly tell the reader what “things” you will be discussing and what point you will make about them.
Now let’s look at how the above principles can be incorporated more effectively into an introduction.
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All students are required to pay tuition for all courses in which they are enrolled.I also knew that Kool-Aid packets were 25 cents each or that I could save money and get five of them for a dollar.Today, however, money management involves knowing more than which combinations of 10-cent, five-cent, and one-penny candies I can get for a dollar.The normal collection fee is 17 percent plus attorney and/or court costs. Requests for services (for example, transcripts, diplomas, registration) will be denied until all debts are paid.Please see the Policy on Student Classification for Admission and Tuition Purposes for specific details about residency requirements.Every essay or assignment you write must begin with an introduction.It might be helpful to think of the introduction as an inverted pyramid.Although for short essays the introduction is usually just one paragraph, longer argument or research papers may require a more substantial introduction.The first paragraph might consist of just the attention grabber and some narrative about the problem.In the introduction above, the opening line does not serve to grab the reader’s attention.Instead, it is a statement of an obvious and mundane fact. A more effective attention grabber may point out a specific, and perhaps surprising, instance when adults use math in their daily lives, in order to show the reader why this is such as important topic to consider.