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Thesis statement vs. topic sentence

First, it’s good to know what a thesis statement is and what it’s not. A thesis statement is not a topic sentence, although, in some cases it may well be your first sentence. Confused yet? Hopefully not! A topic sentence is the main sentence that outlines what each paragraph in an essay is about, but the thesis statement is the MASTER topic sentence for the entire essay.

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EssayJack 25.09.2019

In my last blog, I wrote about the two main functions of commas. First, they show readers where to pause and take a breath while they are reading. Second, they also indicate the grammar of a sentence. Nowhere do these two functions come into conflict more than with the infamous comma splice.

Loads of writing instructors and posts you find on the internet say something about "hooking your reader" in your introduction. But what does that really mean? How do you "hook" someone into reading further? 

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EssayJack 11.09.2019

Nothing went wrong per se, it’s more likely that no one told you about the expectations of college level writing or you were too nervous at orientation and weren’t listening. Whatever it was, here you are now wondering how to write an essay that’s acceptable in university.

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EssayJack 04.09.2019

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