A Topic Statement for Your Writing
“Make yourself come up with a topic sentence. […] Write ‘Topic:’ at the top of the page and then in one sentence describe what it is you are about to write.
It’s actually so much harder to do [than you think] and it’s not just a 4th grader thing to do. It gives you focus and it centers you, and, you know what, at anytime when you’re writing you can go back and change the topic.”