a. Write the sentence that is the topic sentence of the paragraph.
b. Write the sentence that is unrelated to the topic and can be eliminated.
A trip to the ocean can be a relaxing escape from the everyday pressures of life. A sailboat glistening on
the horizon provides a mental escape to faraway places. The rhythm of the ocean beating against the
sand is sedating music to a troubled mind. A slow, gentle breeze can relax your tensions. You should
always be careful to avoid overexposure to the sun at the beach.
3. Complete the following two steps:
b. Use a cliché in a sentence that you create.
5. Choose one of the prompts listed below. Write a five-sentence paragraph using chronological order and
including a topic sentence to explain the steps that you would take to complete one of the following tasks.
d. Cleaning your room or your home
6. Choose one of the following topics. Write an eight-sentence paragraph that fully develops the topic.
b. Job training programs (such as Job Corps) are valuable to both employers and potential employees.