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Writing is difficult because so many skills are involved. We must spell and form words correctly, and we must arrange sentences clearly. We must construct paragraphs logically, and we must pull paragraphs together so that they work to form a unified piece of writing. All these skills require frequent review, careful examination, and practice. The topic sentence of this paragraph is:
Topic sentences should always contain both (1) a topic and (2) a controlling idea. Read the following topic sentences. They all contain a topic (in red) and a controlling idea (in green). [ When your introduction contains a clearly stated topic sentence such as one of the following, your reader will know what to expect and, therefore, understand your ideas better. 1. People can avoid burglaries by taking certain precautions. (The precautions for…) 2. There are several advantages to growing up in a small town. (The advantages of…) ]
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The topic sentence of the paragraph is: "Writing is difficult because so many skills are involved."

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