A 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:
Last Updated September 27, 2017