Topic Sentences

topic sentence is the first sentence of a paragraph and it tells the reader what that paragraph is going to be about. In the example below, the paragraph argues that EHRs should be used because they are permanent; thus, the topic sentence clearly outlines this.

Unless otherwise directed by the assignment/instructor, all paragraphs or sections of your written assignments should have some type of topic sentence. You can see the topic sentence of the paragraph below in purple:

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Last Updated September 27, 2017