Tips to write a perfect topic sentence
Firstly, you need to know what a topic sentence is exactly. Then it will be easier for you to write it.
Why do we need a topic sentence? Well, it can help us to highlight the topic of our writing work and show readers what we are going to talk about. It is short, but it contains some details or examples or comparison with something else to show the theme more exactly.
The structure of the topic sentence is very easy. It contains two parts: the theme, and the idea which makes the theme clearer. This sentence must be short. Usually, it does not contain much information. It should be connected with just one theme.
Here we go! Some useful and extremely important tips
It is a well-known fact that every essay is written with a special structure. Every sentence in every paragraph is related to one topic. It will be conveniently both for readers and a writer to highlight the theme of the writing.
There are situations when there is no topic sentence in the paragraph. It means that the theme of this paragraph is the same as in the previous paragraph. However, every paragraph has its own unique idea which is described in the sentence that is called a conceptual sentence. This sentence may be both in the beginning and in the ending. Honestly, only beginning and ending are so perfect for writing conceptual or topic sentences.
You can differently alternate these sentences. The most popular (and right) way to use them in the essay is to begin an introduction with a topic sentence and then use conceptual sentences in the main body and in the conclusion.
Here you can find a lot of different techniques that can help you to make a perfect topic sentence:
- Give some details;
- Find interesting and bright examples;
- Compare something;
- Talk about the meaning of the topic;
- Why have you chosen this theme;
- Pointing the analogue;
- Give the main idea of the current paragraph;
- Describe a person or an event that is connected with the theme of your essay-work;
- Ask a question and then find an answer. It is an extremely interesting way to make a topic sentence!
- Try to confirm the main idea of the paragraph;
- Make a form of a topic sentence that will allow thinking: is it true or not?
I can also recommend you to remember about three important things while you are making a topic sentence. Firstly, do not forget that you need to make a complete sentence. It must contain at least one subject. Secondly, it names the topic and limits it at the same time.
Finally, it must be short. Do not describe the whole theme of your essay in this sentence. You should describe the topic in general, without ins and outs. The reader would be happy to know what the paragraph is about, not the whole plot of your essay.
Well, I hope this article was useful to you. Now you know how to write a perfect topic sentence. Use your knowledge and be successful.