10 Topic Sentences That Were Really On Point

Is there anything more beautiful than a great topic sentence? Probably not. Here are ten of the best topic sentences ever. Prepare yourself.

  1. Even though history often portrays a decisive split between the North and South in regards to attitudes towards the practice of slavery, many Northerners kept slaves as domestic servants.
    I know, right? And this is just the beginning.


  2. While I agree that standardized testing does not always accurately reflect a student’s aptitude, I also recognize that is the most efficient way of evaluating millions of students.
    Woah. Point, counterpoint, and on to paragraph victory.


  3. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is much more about hypocrisy than it is about shame.
    Could you have said this better?


  4. Accounting classes are important because they prepare students not only for their future careers, but for their future lives as well.
    The repeating of “future” though. #parallelismfordays


  5. The study also reported greater weight loss in participants that drank at least eight glasses of water a day, signaling the importance of hydration in a healthy lifestyle.
    Somehow this guy managed to fit a claim and evidence into a single sentence. What have you done with your life?


  6. By calling a December recess “holiday break” rather than “Christmas break,” the company provides a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for its diverse staff.
    You bet she went on to define a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.


  7. Water often symbolizes rebirth in literature.
    Can I get this tattooed on my lower back?


  8. Providing up-to-date news with little bias, The Washington Post remains one of the most influential news sources for the Mid-Atlantic region.
    Okay, this writer has to be better than at least 75% of the Republican presidential candidates.


  9. The poet’s use of alliteration and anaphora represents the urgency and power of his growing sexual desire.
    The only thing more solid than the mental erection I get from reading this is this writer’s topic sentence skills.


  10. The saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is quite misleading, as cover design is a huge component of the publishing industry.
    That’s it. We are all incompetent.

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