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Topic sentence

This is normally the first sentence in the paragraph. It expresses the main idea of the paragraph. It also tells the reader what information will follow in the rest of the paragraph.

Using topic sentences
University of Toronto

Topic sentences
University of Sydney

Topic sentences
UEfAP

Writing topic sentences
University of Ottawa

Topic sentences
University of Sydney

Topic sentences
Victoria University of Wellington

Chapters

How to examine the structure of the writing itself
Paragraph structure
How to Write Essays & Assignments
by Kathleen McMillan and Jonathan Weyers. 2nd edn. (2011)

The topic sentence
How to Write Better Essays
by Bryan Greetham. 4th ed. (2018)

The topic sentence
Writing Up Your University Assignments And Research Projects
by Neil Murray and Geraldine Hughes (2008)