The last sentence of a supporting paragraph can either be a closing or linking sentence.
A closing sentence summarizes the key elements that were presented.
Simply paraphrasing someone else’s work is still considered to be plagiarism. Quotations of three or fewer lines are placed between double quotation marks.
For longer quotes, the left and right margins are indented by an additional 0.5” or 1 cm, the text is single-spaced and no quotation marks are used. Single quotation marks are used for quotations within a quotation.
Typically, the following phrases are never part of a topic sentence: “I will talk about”, “I will write about” or “You will see”.
Instead, clear statements which reflect the content of the paragraph are written.
This paragraph mainly reviews what has already been written.
Writers don't use exactly the same words as in their introduction since this shows laziness.
Typically, in a high school history essay, there will be as many supporting paragraphs as there are events or topics.
The history teacher or assignment outline may ask for a specific number of paragraphs.