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Topic sentences

What is a topic sentence?

One of the most important skill in essay writing is to be good at choosing topic sentence which is reader friendly.

A topic sentence states the main idea of a paragraph. It is a reader’s guide to understanding the ideas in the paragraph. For that reason, many writers begin their paragraph with the topic sentence, even though it may be placed anywhere in a paragraph.

Avoid writing topic sentences that are too specific or too general. If you are too specific, your reader will not see the big picture or main idea. A topic sentence that is too general will not help your reader focus on what you are saying about the topic. Every topic sentence should clearly answer the question, “What is the main point of this paragraph?”

Rule:  A topic sentence states the main idea of the entire paragraph without being too general or too specific.


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