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5 Useful Tips To Create Powerful Topic Sentences [The Paragraph Series]

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Do you ever struggle to write your paragraphs? Or maybe you feel like you don’t know how to begin?

Perhaps you just don’t know if your paragraph is clear and coherent?

Well, it is quite common to feel that way. Some students are unaware of the need to have a topic sentence to begin each paragraph. However, some students simply do not know the different types of topic sentences. As part of my paragraph blog post series, I would like to begin with the importance of topic sentence.

When it comes to writing an impressive paragraph, a topic sentence can serve as a guide in the paragraph creation process.

Most importantly, the topic sentence focuses on one main idea for the paragraph. However, there are several ways to approach the topic sentence.

Here are 5 helpful tips to help you identify the main idea for your topic sentence:


Analyzing Cause and Effect

A great way to create a topic sentence for a paragraph would be by analyzing cause and effect. You can analyze what causes a specific topic or the topic’s effects.


A popular way to create a topic sentence is through defining the topic. This tip is a great way to generalize your topic and share characteristics for it.


You can describe a topic by providing specific details to share something important. The description can include background information, appearance, or specific language to describe a topic.

Explaining a Process

When you have to explain a step-by-step process, it is important to create a topic sentence that shares how you would go about the process. This specific strategy is a great way to show how to get something done.


The most common topic sentence is narration. In this specific topic sentence, you can structure the topic sentence to support a particular point related to your thesis statement.

These are my 5 top tips to help you create strong topic sentences for your paragraphs.

Action Step For You

Share your process for creating topic sentences in the comment section below!

If you have any questions or need help with your topic sentences, please comment below.

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Hi there! My name is Jeannie and I am the Founder of Academic Writing Made Easy. As the founder and tutor, I provide college students with one-on-one college writing and dissertation writing lessons. I also provide paper editing services as well. In addition to tutoring, I am an educational consultant and I encourage other tutors to start their own online tutoring business. Jeannie

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