Introduction: the first section of a paragraph; should include the topic sentence and any other sentences at the beginning of the paragraph that give background information or provide a transition.
I’m glad you both found the post helpful. Sometimes we can drive ourselves loony, as a thesis and topic sentences are intimately related when part of the same essage. In an essay, I like to think of the thesis as a “parent” and the topic sentences as the “children.”
thesis statement topic sentence
When I read the article “Thesis vs Topic sentence.” I clarify my understanding about these concepts that basically are the same thing. They have some differences,as thesis goes deeper in concept and topic sentence is more specific, but both of them need to be clear,concise, and go to the point.
Notice the key differences between the two types of sentences: the thesis statement tells us what idea the whole paper will prove or discuss, while the topic sentence is a sub-section of that thesis. The topic sentence provides us with one reason why readers should agree that music history programs are overlooking an important part of music’s development over the years. The following paragraph illustrates this pattern of organization. In this paragraph the topic sentence and concluding sentence (CAPITALIZED) both help the reader keep the paragraph’s main point in mind.