What would be a good topic sentence for a paragraph essay on "My Favorite Room"? I would like to ask a question to start it off and i chose my bedroom as the room i want to write about.

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durbanville eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Using a good structure when writing an essay is very important. Planning your essay ensures that it flows and that your message is communicated most effectively. A good structure also means that your paragraphs will make good sense, be easy to follow and the reader will be able to concentrate on what you are saying and not be distracted. A topic sentence in each paragraph is a good way to guide the reader through each paragraph so that he or she knows what to expect and can decide whether what was promised in the topic sentence has been delivered. A topic sentence also helps the writer to remain focused and not stray from that topic by including irrelevant information which reduces the effect of the paragraph.

A good topic sentence needs to introduce the topic and in considering a topic sentence about a favorite room and, in particular a bedroom, there are many different ones to choose from. Perhaps you want to write about the colors of your room, the design and layout, the view out of the window, the location with regards to siblings' and parents' rooms and so on. You can use a question as a topic sentence as long as it still introduces the topic. 

1. What is it about my bedroom that makes it unique? 

2. My bedroom has the most interesting colors and depending on the time of day or night those colors bring out all sorts of emotions in me.

3. Every night I wonder what dreams await me in my beautiful, creative, cozy and delightful bedroom. 

4. Have you ever stopped to wonder what may be happening beyond the window of your bedroom as you lie there enjoying the warm atmosphere you have created? 

linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Let's define what a topic sentence is. Basically, it's just that: the topic, what the paragraph is all about. Therefore, if you're writing about your favorite room, then your paragraph is going to be all about that room. Therefore, your topic sentence has to be something like: My favorite room is _______.

rshaffer eNotes educator| Certified Educator

As my favorite room, my bedroom provides comfort for me in many ways.


My bedroom is my sanctuary because it is the only place I can truly escape reality.


Hope these help!

alex23 | Student

My favorite room would be my family room