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studentl | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted February 27, 2011 at 4:40 PM via web

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What is a good example of a topic sentence for an argumentative essay?

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anthonda49 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted February 27, 2011 at 10:59 PM (Answer #1)

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A good example would rely on the topic you are assigned, and what your position on the topic is. That is essential for a meaningful example. For not having this information available, let me set a topic. In the novel The Kite Runner, Amir seems like a spoiled brat. Do you think he is spoiled, or is there a motivation for his behavior that even he is not aware exists?

Then, you choose a position. If you are reading the book and have not read more than one-third of it, you might say he is spoiled.

Your topic sentence (really more of a thesis statement) might be that Amir is a spoiled little rich boy whose friendship with a Hassid servant allows him to practice upper class snobbery over a loyal friend. Your main body of the paragraph would seek to support that topic sentence with reasons from the novel.

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