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Creating a Topic Sentence for a Paragraph

Creating a Topic Sentence for a Paragraph

Author: Karen Hamilton

Upon successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

1. identify the parts of a topic sentence

2. write an effective topic sentence

The topic sentence is the most important element of the paragraph. It states the main idea of the paragraph and tells the reader what the paragraph is going to be about.

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Writing a Topic Sentence

This video will quickly take you the key points for creating a good topic sentence.

Source: Taylor Swedberg

Topic Sentence Assignment

Download and complete the assignment. Turn in your assignment either to your school class site (Moodle or Blackboard) or during class if you are taking a face to face class.


Source: College Writing From Paragraph To Essay, Dorothy E Zemach & Lisa A Rumisek, Macmillan