How To Write A Topic Sentence

Summary: Lesson 1: Organization This lesson addresses organization. Questions about organization make up 15 percent of the questions in Part I of the GED Language Arts, Writing test. Studying this resource will also help you think about organization in relation to the GED Essay. It will also improve your writing skills in general. Topics included in this resource are as follows: topic sentences, relevance of ideas, order of ideas, and transitions. Topic Sentences Every paragraph should include a topic sentence that identifies the main idea of the paragraph. A topic sentence also states the point the writer wishes to make about that subject. Generally, the topic sentence appears at the beginning of the paragraph. It is often the paragraph’s very first sentence. A paragraph’s topic sentence must be general enough to express the paragraph’s overall subject. But it should be specific enough that the reader can understand the paragraph’s main subject and point. On the GED, you may be asked to choose a better topic sentence for a paragraph. Sometimes, a topic sentence may be entirely missing from a paragraph, and you will be asked to choose one for it. When choosing a topic sentence, remember these guidelines: The topic sentence should identify the main idea and point of the paragraph. To choose an appropriate topic sentence, read the paragraph and think about its main idea and point. The supporting details in the paragraph (the sentences other than the topic sentence) will develop or explain the topic sentence. Read all the supporting details in the paragraph and think about the ideas they discuss. The topic sentence should not be too general or too specific. When considering the options, look for a topic sentence that is general enough to show the paragraph’s main idea instead of just one of its details. The answer should be specific enough that the reader understands the main idea of the paragraph. Topic Sentence Exercise During the 1990s, I really enjoyed watching Friends on television every Thursday night. I really wanted Rachel’s haircut—I think every girl wanted Rachel’s haircut back then! Rachel’s haircut went really well with the Guess Jeans that were so popular in the 1990s. I remember all the advertisements for Guess and Calvin Klein Jeans that were in each month’s Sassy magazine. I don’t think Sassy magazine exists anymore, but it was one of the most popular magazines for young women in the 1990s. Click here for exercise answers. The Writing Lab & OWL at Purdue University care about accessiblity and content quality. Contact Dana Driscoll to share your comments and concerns. The OWL at Purdue now conforms to W3C.org-validated XHTML 1.0 Strict and CSS 2.0 standards. Additionally, the site passes the Cynthia Says test for ADA Section 508 compliance.

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How do you write a topic sentence ..? ...what we are in 11th grade. There are many ways to write a topic sentence. Yours is pretty good, this is how I would revise it: "In order for me to become a better...
how do i write a topic sentence? 2 Answers · Education & Reference · 11/04/2014
How do I write a topic sentence? ... they often appear at the beginning. It might be helpful to think of a topic sentence as working in two directions simultaneously. It relates...
How do u write a topic sentence? 2 Answers · Education & Reference · 04/12/2012
How to write a good topic sentence? ... Levine is about a girl who must obey every order which is given to her. Hopefully you know.... Good luck with your topic sentence.
How to write good topic sentences? 2 Answers · Education & Reference · 20/10/2008
writing a topic sentence ? A topic sentence is broad while the Thesis states exactly what you are going to say in your essay. The Thesis is a fact AND...
How do you write a good topic sentence? 2 Answers · Education & Reference · 27/09/2012
how to start a topic sentence? ...39;m not sure quite what you mean by "topic sentence." If you mean a sentence that identifies you topic, you could try any of these: "We will gather to give thanks for our good fortune, said the turkey, but we'll...
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