What is a topic sentence?
A topic sentence usually appears at the beginning of a sentence. It summarizes the main point or idea that the paragraph is going to convey. It usually helps to write an outline of your essay, so that it's easier to write your topic sentences since then you will know what each paragraph is going to be about.
What books do you think people should read?
Whatever they like! My philosophy is that people should read whatever they find most pleasurable. Reading is reading, whether it's YA Fantasy or an old classic. And the best way to get more people reading is to help them find the kinds of books that they like :)
What is one of the most important skills in communication?
One of the most important skills in communication is "active listening." Active listening is when you listen intently, so that you understand exactly what a person is saying. That means you are not waiting until they finish speaking just so you can say what you would like to say. Nor does it mean that you only partially listen to what they are talking about. Instead, active listening requires you to participate in the conversation. You can ask questions to clarify the message that the person is trying to convey or use nonverbal cues, like nodding your head, to make it clear that you understand them.