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If you are writing a media research paper and are in need of a topic look over the paper topics below and see if anything inspires you:
After you select an appropriate topic it is best to have it reviewed and/or approved by your teacher or TA so that you know it is on par with your assignment. Then you can start writing.
Topic sentences are an important component to your paragraph structure. They are used to state the central idea of every single paragraph in one sentence. This is how you show the reader that you have thought through the material at hand. With academic writing, your topic sentence should be placed near the beginning of the paragraph so that it shows the reader what they should expect from your writing. Do not make it so that the reader has to try and guess what the next paragraph will contain: just tell them.
Remember though, that your first and last paragraph (or the introduction and conclusion) are both an exception to this idea. In these cases, you need to let the reader know that you will lead up to something and the topic sentences can be placed at the end.
Once you have written your topic sentences, it is up to you to develop the paragraph fully by expanding on the topic sentence. This is where you demonstrate exactly what your topic sentence states. You can:
"I was totally stuck with my freshman literature term paper - I could not even gather up my sources. I found a great manual on this site that helped me and I received an A+. Thank you!"