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SEEI: TOPIC SENTENCES

Using the SEEI method helps you create strong, usable components for building a solid essay and for keeping your writing on topic.

Topic Sentences

Topic Sentences.

Continue to use the STATE portion of the SEEI to build topic sentences. Topic sentences guide readers by stating what they are about to read in the paragraph ahead. 

Body Paragraph #1


STATE a topic sentence for the first body paragraph so that it corresponds with the first prong of your thesis.

Example: Love bears the weight of worry, sickness, and tragedy.  
Note: the first prong of the thesis is used--the ”bear” part--to create the first topic sentence.  Attempt to model this.

Body Paragraph #2


STATE a topic sentence for the second body paragraph so that it corresponds with the second prong of your thesis.  
Example: Beyond bearing the weight of trouble and challenges, love also exists to revel in the hope of things to come.  
Note: the dependent clause that opens this sentence provides a transition from the topic of the previous paragraph
and that the second prong -- the hope part -- appears in this sentence. Attempt to model this.


Body Paragraph #3


STATE a topic sentence for the third body paragraph so that it corresponds with the third prong of your thesis.
Example: While bearing the weight of things and hoping for the future only speak of instances of love, the final aspect that defines love is its ability to endure.  
Note: the dependent clause that opens this sentence provides a transition from the topics of paragraphs 1 and 2 and that the third prong -- the endures part -- appears in this sentence. Attempt to model this
.