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How should you begin a general essay?
For most essays, the first sentence should draw the reader into the essay. This sentence is sometimes referred to as a "hook" or "attention-grabber." For example, the first sentence could include a relevant fact, quote, or reflection.
Who wrote the first autobiography?
Saint Augustine of Hippo wrote the first autobiography in history with his book titled "Confessions." This theological work narrates Augustine's early childhood and life.
What is the Oxford Comma?
The Oxford Comma, known also as a Serial Comma, occurs at the end of a list before the final item listed. (In this case, the Oxford Comma comes right after "eggs": I want sausage, eggs, and bacon.) Although teachers and scholars have debated the use of this comma, it is generally accepted as standard practice in academic writing, as it provides clarity in most instances.
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