When I was younger, I fantasized about how wonderful life would be when I moved into my own apartment. Now I’m a bit older and wiser, and my dreams have turned into nightmares. In fact, my apartment has given me nothing but headaches. From the day I signed the lease, I’ve had to deal with an uncooperative landlord, an incompetent janitor, and rude neighbors.
FIRST PARAGRAPH OF BODY
TOPIC SENTENCE: First of all, my landlord has been very uncooperative. Major Point #1: He is inflexible when it comes to paying the rent on time. Specific detail(s):
Major Point #2: He has also been uncooperative about replacing some items in my apartment.
Major Point #3: Also, he has no respect for my privacy. Specific detail(s)
SECOND PARAGRAPH OF BODY
TOPIC SENTENCE: I’ve had a problem not only with my landlord but also with an incompetent janitor. Major Point #1: First of all, he is incredibly lazy. Specific detail(s):
Major Point #2: Also, this janitor cannot fix anything without making the problem worse. Specific detail(s):
THIRD PARAGRAPH OF BODY
TOPIC SENTENCE: However, the worst problem has been with the inconsiderate neighbors who live in the apartment directly above mine. Major Point #1: First of all, their children are extremely noisy. Specific detail(s):
Major Point #2: Furthermore, the parents are even louder than their children. Specific detail(s):
Major Point #3: To make matters worse, these neighbors have been very rude and ignored all my requests for their cooperation. Specific detail(s):
Sometimes my apartment seems like a small, friendly oasis surrounded by hostile enemies. I never know where the next problem is going to come from next—the landlord, the janitor, or the neighbors. Home may be where the heart is, but I am giving serious consideration to moving out.