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Julia R.
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Writing
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Question:

What is the function of a topic sentence in a paragraph?

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Answer:

The primary function of a topic sentence is to let a reader know what subject is being discussed in the paragraph (main idea) and why it is being discussed. In the context of an essay, the topic sentence would identify how the point of the paragraph relates to the author's overall thesis. It also can help make a paragraph with multiple points more cohesive by connecting these points together explicitly for the reader.

Study Skills
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Question:

What is the best way to approach reading a nonfiction text?

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Answer:

First, you must set your purpose for reading. Is there a specific piece of information that you need to find or are you reading to obtain background knowledge. Second, you should consult the text features to help you determine which parts of the text need to be read most closely. Pay special attention to headings, bold or italicized words, and graphics. Lastly, when reading any part of the text you should mark for the most important information and make notes in the margin of why the text you marked is important.

Literature
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Question:

How was the Romantic era in literature a response to the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment?

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Answer:

The Romantic era developed out of deep dissatisfaction with the Industrial Revolution and Age of Enlightenment. The focus during this time had been on science, rationality, and industrial development. The Romantics saw this as an assault on nature and individualism. They longed for a simpler more pastoral time period where man was much more in tune with nature and not technology. The focus of its writing shifted away from the focused, controlled writing of the Enlightenment and turned its attention to evoking raw emotion and depicting the beauty of nature and man in his natural state.

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