Are Topic Sentences Necessary?
Marriott’s argument that the Project will cause the Courtyard to lose access is without legal or factual merit. Marriott claims that the Project will increase traffic flows and as a result during peak morning and afternoon hours, traffic will back up past the Courtyard.
Most of our topic sentences contain nothing more than self-serving, conclusory statements better left unsaid anyway. When we avoid them, we allow our words to breathe, and our writing becomes more vibrant.