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PARAGRAPH BODY

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TOPIC SENTENCES
And Transition Word


http://www.myfreshplans.com/2011/09/celebrate-sandwhich-day/
What is topic sentence??

Generally the first sentence
Tell exactly what you will discuss
The main point
The most general sentence
Link to thesis


There are three reasons why Canada is one of the best countries in the world. First, Canada has an excellent health care system. All Canadians have access to medical services at a reasonable price. Second, Canada has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Canada's cities are clean and efficiently managed. Canadian cities have many parks and lots of space for people to live. As a result, Canada is a desirable place to live.

Paragraph Body
Topic Sentence
http://nittygrittyenglish.com/write-great-topic-sentence-every-time/
Transition word
Links between ideas
Lead from one section to another.
Link sentences and paragraphs together smoothly
Expressions emphasize the relationships between ideas
http://edu.writestepswriting.com/transition-words-classroom-poster
Let's begin!!!
Example Paragraph
Quote of the day

The first draft of anything is s**t.
~Ernest Hemingway
Thank you for your attention.
Which one is a good topic sentence?

There are three reasons why Canada is one of the best countries in the world.
First, Canada has an excellent health care system. All Canadians have access to medical services at a reasonable price. Second, Canada has a high standard of education. Students are taught by well-trained teachers and are encouraged to continue studying at university. Finally, Canada's cities are clean and efficiently managed. Canadian cities have many parks and lots of space for people to live.

As a result, Canada is a desirable place to live.
Example Paragraph
Be Clear
Be Concise
Be Interesting
Ideal Topic Sentence
Citation:
http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/paragraphs/
http://www.smart-words.org/linking-words/#download
https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Transitions.html
http://www.time4writing.com/writing-resources/paragraph-writing-secrets/
http://cai.ucdavis.edu/uccp/paragraphing.html
http://www.writing.ucsb.edu/faculty/donelan/para.html
http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Write-a-Quality-Topic-Sentence-for-an-Essay
http://www.internationalstudent.com/essay_writing/essay_tips/
https://lessons.engrade.com/essaybody
http://nittygrittyenglish.com/write-great-topic-sentence-every-time/
http://www.loyno.edu/wac/paragraphs-body-essay
http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/students/fwalters/para.html
http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/paper-writing-transitions-and-topic-sentences
https://wlpcsmiddleschool.wikispaces.com/file/view/Six+Ways+to+Form+a+Topic+Sentence.pdf
http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/planning-and-organizing/topic-sentences
http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/paragraphs.shtml
http://www.biosciencewriters.com/Using-Topic-Sentences-to-Write-Stronger-Better-Organized-Scientific-Manuscripts.aspx
http://www.virtualsalt.com/transits.htm
https://new.edu/resources/effective-means-for-writing-a-paragraph
http://literatureguides.weebly.com/how-to-write-a-topic-sentence.html
http://www.writeawriting.com/academic-writing/write-effective-topic-sentence/
Boston is a cosmopolitan city.
or
Boston is a city with people from many parts of the world.
Quote of the day

The first draft of anything is s**t.
~Ernest Hemingway
At the end
Is there a clear topic sentence?
Does it only cover 1 idear?
Is it the first sentence?
Is it a general statement?
Does it support your thesis statement (from the introduction)?
Is it easy to understand?
Do you use any transition word?
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