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This version of How to Write a Good Topic Sentence was reviewed by Megan Morgan on May 30, 2015.
Example 5: George Will writes, “Economic equality is good for the United States.”
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These patterns can give a "lift" to your writing. Practice them. Try using two or three different patterns for your introductory paragraph and see which introductory paragraph is best; it's often a delicate matter of tone and of knowing who your audience is. Do not forget, though, that your introductory paragraph should also include a thesis statement to let your reader know what your topic is and what you are going to say about that topic.