Anatomy of a Topic Sentence - Oakton Community College

Anatomy of a Topic Sentence - Oakton Community College

Structure of a Topic Sentence EGL 101 Function of a Topic Sentence Tells reader about a single paragraphs

limited topic. Presents your attitude, feeling, idea, opinion, or point of view about that limited topic.

Parts of a Topic Sentence A topic sentence has three main parts: Limited Topic Verb

Attitude, idea, feeling, opinion, or point of view Constructing a Topic Sentence First, state your

Limited topic Constructing a Topic Sentence Second, choose a Limited topic + verb

Constructing a Topic Sentence Third, express your Limited topic

+ verb + attitude, feeling, idea, opinion, or point of view. A Constructed Topic Sentence

Limited topic + verb + attitude, feeling, idea, opinion, or point of view. Example One benefit of owning a pet + is + companionship.

Example The main reason the company president should be fired + is + incompetence.

Example One change our cafeteria should make + is + provide healthier meals. Example

Many celebrities + dress + in clothes that are too revealing. Topic Sentence v. Thesis Statement A topic sentence applies only to a single

paragraph within an essay. A thesis statement applies to an entire essay.

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