Then, illustrate your point with specific examples. How does your knowledge of other epidemics in history provide additional insight into the impact of the Black Death? Be sure to consider the following points in your essay: The introduction should engage the reader and clearly present the essays thesis and a summary of the main points that clarify the writers point of view. Organization should clearly present points arranged logically to support the thesis. Writing should be clear and concise with no spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors. The number of sources should meet or exceed any expressed assignment requirements and should be peerreviewed or academic in nature. APA formatting guidelines should be used for reference entries and in-text citations.