These patterns can give a "lift" to your writing. Practice them. Try using two or three different patterns for your introductory paragraph and see which introductory paragraph is best; it's often a delicate matter of tone and of knowing who your audience is. Do not forget, though, that your introductory paragraph should also include a thesis statement to let your reader know what your topic is and what you are going to say about that topic.
does the tenure review process work here?
is a typical teaching load?
are salary increases determined?
committees could I expect to serve on in my first year?
will my space be located?
is the nearest synchrotron? (And other questions relating to equipment you will need.)
is the rate of tenure in the department?
many people is the department planning to hire this year?
is the pension plan like, fixed or tied to the market?
there any additional benefits provided to new faculty?
there plans to renovate or build new space?
I get paid for nine months or a full year?
good is the department at nominating faculty for awards?
start-up funds expire?
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Example 5: George Will writes, “Economic equality is good for the United States.”