What comes after the topic sentence in a body paragraph?
After the topic sentence of a body paragraph should come supporting sentences.
A paragraph should be engineered to focus on one main subject or idea. It should contain a topic sentence that provides an introduction of its focus, supporting body sentences, and a concluding sentence.
Paragraphs are like mini-essays. They introduce an idea then expand on and back up that idea. Finally, the bow goes on the package with a conclusion. The conclusion should wrap up the mini-essay (paragraph).
That paragraph is an example of proper structure.
Paragraphs should express the writer’s ideas and be comprised of the author’s own words. Claiming someone else’s writing is your own is plagiarism. This isn’t just an issue that plagues school essays, but also the world of professional journalism.
In August 2012, CNN personality and Time editor Fareed Zakaria was suspended from both positions when it was discovered that a Time article he had written was remarkably similar to an article from another author and publication.