Topic Sentences - Writing A Topic Sentence For My EssayWhen it comes to writing a topic sentence for my essay, I usually start with the conclusion. I am hoping that if I write about what my friend did last night, and then describe what I have been up to lately, my friend will be impressed with my deep knowledge of his life. Then I can say I have been a very close friend, even though my life may be very different from his.
Deep topic sentences are often very inspiring and enriching. However, they should not be the sole thing in the piece. A writer must still have other things to say in order to make a good piece of literature. Let's look at a few examples of topics that should not be the primary focus of the piece.
Questions of fact, which center on truth, such as: Did the child really swallow the orange when he was six years old? Or, 'Was Mr. Jones truly blind in one eye all the time?' or even 'Did the bird really fly into the swine pen?'
These questions can be good topics if we were asked to answer them in an essay or report, but when they are asked in a true story, they become less interesting. A true story is usually not much of a story if it is not told from beginning to end.
True facts should have more than one page in order to be convincing. A true fact should not just say 'I know the answer.' A true fact that says, 'I don't know the answer' is too vague and goes against the intention of the whole piece.
Words that begin with the letter 't' must be considered carefully. 'The town is known for its strong fighting force.' Is this a true statement?
You may choose to not use any words that begin with the letter 't,' such as 'Strong,' 'free,' 'strong forces,' 'a strong town,' etc. But, what about 'In a strong, strong town, everyone knows who his boss is.' You might consider including this in your topic sentence for my essay.
By using the premise of deep topic sentences, you can enrich the content of your essay. You can either focus on the entire topic, or just a few pieces of it at a time.