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What is a research topic statement?

It is a topic or subject that can be found in the existing literature of the researcher’s field, which shows that it is of some interest or importance to that field, and has some important characteristics.

What is a topic phrase?

A topic sentence is a sentence that introduces a paragraph by presenting the one topic that will be the focus of that paragraph. Just like the thesis statement gives the main idea of the paper at the essay level, the topic sentence gives the main idea at the paragraph level.

What is a position on a topic?

The topic position refers to the information provided at the beginning of a sentence. First, it should introduce to the reader what information will be presented in the sentence. We mentioned previously that each sentence should discuss one idea—the topic position should introduce this idea.

How do you end a topic sentence?

Restate the big idea of the topic sentence using different words or a different order. Think about your message. What do you want your reader to know or understand and introduce that idea in one sentence. Summarize the big idea of the paragraph without repeating the exact same words.