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Examples of Topic Sentences 
 
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A topic sentence is the most important sentence in a paragraph. Sometimes referred to as a focus sentence, the topic sentence helps organize the paragraph by ...    
 
 
Topic sentence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 
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The topic sentence is a prescriptive grammatical term to describe the sentence in an expository paragraph which summarizes the main idea of that paragraph.  
 
 
 
What is a Topic Sentence? | eHow 
 
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What is a Topic Sentence?. Creating effective arguments relies on organization of writing. Overall, paragraphs provide structure to an argument, but the organization of individual paragraphs develops from a topic sentence. The topic sentence provides the reader with a blueprint for ...  
 
 
 
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What is the topic sentence? The topic sentence is the first sentence in a paragraph. What does it do? It introduces the main idea of the paragraph. How do I write ...    
 
 
Topic Sentence - Definition, Examples, and Guidelines 
 
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A topic sentence is a sentence, sometimes at the beginning of a paragraph, that states or suggests the main idea (or topic) of a passage.  
 
 
 
Paragraphs and Topic Sentences - Indiana University 
 
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Apr 7, 2014 ... A well-organized paragraph supports or develops a single controlling idea, which is expressed in a sentence called the topic sentence. A topic ...    
 
 
Topic Sentence | Time4Writing 
 
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A topic sentence needs to grab readers’ attention in order to make them want to continue to read. The topic sentence should also give readers an idea of what’s  
 
 
 
Topic Sentences and Signposting | 
 
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Topic sentences and signposts make an essay's claims clear to a reader. Good essays contain both. Topic sentences reveal the main point of a paragraph.    
 
 
Topic sentence | Define Topic sentence at Dictionary.com 
 
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The essay is organized into several paragraphs, each of which begins with a tidy topic sentence. People talk for hours without uttering a single topic sentence.  
 
 
 
Topic Sentences - Writing Center - Walden University 
 
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The best way to understand the role of the topic sentence in paragraph ... In addition, this sentence should focus on a specific issue, avoid the use of direct ...    
 
 
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This resource was written by Jaclyn M. Wells. Last edited by Allen Brizee on August 7, 2009 . Summary: Part 1, Lesson 1 addresses organization. This page deals with topic sentences.  
 
 
 
How to Write a Good Topic Sentence (with Sample Topic Sentences) 
 
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How to Write a Good Topic Sentence. Perfecting the skill of writing topic sentences is essential to successful essay writing. Make sure your topic sentences are ...    
 
 
Topic sentence | Define Topic sentence at Dictionary.com 
 
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Topic sentence definition, a sentence that expresses the essential idea of a paragraph or larger section, usually appearing at the beginning. See more.    
 
 
Paragraph Development and Topic Sentences 
 
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No sentence is completely irrelevant to the general topic of this paragraph (the cherry tree), but the sentences Behind the yard was an alley and then more ...    
 
 
Topic sentence - Definition and More from the Free Merriam ... 
 
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Definition of TOPIC SENTENCE: a sentence that states the main thought of a paragraph or of a larger unit of discourse and is usually placed at or near the beginning  
 
 
 
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topic sentence n. The sentence within a paragraph or discourse that states the main thought, often placed at the beginning. topic sentence n 1. (Grammar) a sentence in a paragraph that expresses the main idea or point of the whole paragraph top′ic sen′tence n. a sentence that expresses the ...  
 
 
 
Topic Sentence - Studyzone.org 
 
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What is a topic sentence? Don't worry! I know what a topic sentence is! A topic sentence tells you what a paragraph is about. It is the most important sentence in ...    
 
 
How to Write a Topic Sentence - YouTube 
 
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Sep 7, 2012 ... How to Write a Topic Sentence http://www.screenr.com/1Q68.    
 
 
Topic-sentence | Define Topic-sentence at Dictionary.com 
 
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noun 1. a sentence that expresses the essential idea of a paragraph or larger section, usually appearing at the beginning.  
 
 
 
The Writing Process: Topic Sentences - Aims Community College 
 
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Topic Sentences. Since body paragraphs for an essay should be centered around one main idea that relates the thesis, creating a clear topic sentence is helpful ...    
 
 
Topic Sentence Definition | ESC Online Writing Center | SUNY ... 
 
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Topic Sentence Definition. Topic sentences are special sentences that serve as guideposts to the writer and reader; they help shape the essay and move it along from idea to idea.  
 
 
 
Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences 
 
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Topic Sentences Good topic sentences can improve an essay's readability and organization. They usually meet the following criteria: 1. First sentence. A topic ...    
 
 
Topic Sentence - Busy Teacher's Cafe 
 
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Topic Sentence Directions: Cut and paste the correct topic sentence to each paragraph. 1. _____ There are so many choices. There’s ice cream, cake, pice, and cookies. I think brownies are my favorite. I wish I could just eat only desserts ...  
 
 
 
Topic sentence - English for University. Com 
 
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This article shows you how to write a good topic sentence.    
 
 
Lesson Plan: Writing a Good Topic Sentence: The 5 ... 
 
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A good topic sentence serves as a foundation for a good paragraph. A bad topic sentence serves as the foundation for most student writing. Let's change that now!  
 
 
 
Topic Sentence | Wheaton 
 
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A paragraph develops a main idea, which is stated in a topic sentence. Functioning in a paragraph in the same way that a thesis statement functions in an essay, ...    
 
 
Topic–comment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 
 
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In linguistics , the topic , or theme , of a sentence is what is being talked about, and the comment (rheme or focus) is what is being said about the topic. That the information structure of a clause is divided in this way is generally agreed on, but the boundary between topic/theme depends on ...  
 
 
 
topic sentence - definition of topic sentence by The Free Dictionary 
 
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The sentence within a paragraph or discourse that states the main thought, often placed at the beginning. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English ...    
 
 
EXERCISES ON PARAGRAPH WRITING A) TOPIC SENTENCES 
 
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3 2. WRITING A TOPIC SENTENCE Write a topic sentence for each paragraph. Make sure your topic sentence expresses the main idea of the paragraph.  
 
 
 
Topic sentence - Definition and More from the Free Merriam ... 
 
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a sentence that states the main thought of a paragraph or of a larger unit of discourse and is usually placed at or near the beginning. See topic sentence defined ...    
 
 
The Topic Sentence - YouTube 
 
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A formula for the topic sentence plus ideas about how to add "oomph."    
 
 
Definition of Topic Sentence 
 
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A topic sentence is a sentence that captures the meaning of the entire paragraph or group of sentences. It tells what the passage is mainly about. First, try to find ...    
 
 
Topic Sentences 
 
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BCCC Tutoring Center. 1. Topic Sentences. If a thesis is a road map to a paper, then a topic sentence is a guide to a paragraph. Therefore, you should think of ...    
 
 
Topic Sentences - Roane State Community College 
 
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Though not every paragraph must contain a clear topic sentence, it’s a good idea if beginning writers practice organizing their thoughts by placing topic sentences at the beginning of each paragraph.  
 
 
 
Find the Topic Sentence! - Pasadena City College 
 
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Find the Topic Sentence! Topic sentences express the main idea of a paragraph. They are usually stated in the first sentence (Pattern A) or last sentence ...    
 
 
Topic Sentence | Essay Tips 
 
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Introduction Paragraph; Body Paragraph(s) 3-5; Conclusion Paragraph; Introduction Paragraph. Start with a topic sentence. Should be a general thought.  
 
 
 
Topic Sentence | Topic Sentence Examples - Good College Essay ... 
 
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Topic sentence examples are listed and discussed here. But first learn what is a topic sentence and how to use them effectively.  
 
 
 
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Topic Sentences. Topic sentences are sort of like thesis statements for your body paragraphs. A clear topic sentence will establish the main idea of the paragraph so that the reader understands what each body paragraph is about.  
 
 
 
Topic Sentences 
 
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Reading skills practice - identify the topic sentence, audio icon Reset Answer Help. One of the sentences in the paragraph on the right is the topic sentence.    
 
 
THE TOPIC SENTENCE - Glendale Community College 
 
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THE TOPIC SENTENCE. You have already been asked to develop controlling ideas (theses), but no attempt has been made . . . to discuss the form that this development should take.  
 
 
 
The Topic Sentence | SEA - Supporting English Acquisition 
 
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The "topic sentence" is the sentence in which the main idea of the paragraph is stated. It is unquestionably the most important sentence in the paragraph.    
 
 
Topic Sentences - Tulsa Community College 
 
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SEC Writing Center Topic Sentence and Paragraph Development The other sentences in the paragraph need to be more specific than the topic sentence.  
 
 
 
Write a topic sentence that includes the big idea - for teachers ... 
 
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Write a topic sentence that includes the big idea. In this lesson you will learn how to write a topic sentence by combining question parts with the big idea.    
 
 
TOPIC SENTENCE/PARAGRAPH - St. Louis Community College 
 
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TOPIC SENTENCE/PARAGRAPH What is a Paragraph? A paragraph is a group of sentences that convey an idea. Each sentence works together as part of a unit to create an overall thought or impression.  
 
 
 
Writing effective topic sentences Tutorial | Sophia Learning 
 
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This packet should help a learner seeking to understand how to structure a paper and who is confused about how to write effective topic sentences. It will explain ...    
 
 
Lesson Skill: Writing a topic sentence - VDOE :: Virginia ... 
 
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English Enhanced Scope and Sequence 3 Main Idea Group Activity Each rectangle has four sentences, one of which is the topic sentence. Cut apart the four strips in  
 
 
 
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Using Topic Sentences to Write Stronger, Better-Organized Scientific Manuscripts. Release Date: June 21, 2012 Category: Manuscript Writing. Key Points Summary  
 
 
 
Topic Sentences on Pinterest 
 
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Discover Pins about Topic Sentences on Pinterest. See more about paragraph writing, mentor sentences and four square writing.    
 
 
topic - definition of topic by The Free Dictionary 
 
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He was evidently satisfied with the frankness of my story, which I told in concise sentences enough, for I felt horribly weak; and when it was finished he reverted at once to the topic of Natural History and his own biological studies.  
 
 
 


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