Create Topic Sentences

An illustration depicting the Crusades.
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For each sub-question, read all of the quotes that will be used to answer it and formulate a single sentence answer to the question. This single-sentence answer will then become one of your topic sentences in your essay.


Write a one-sentence answer for each sub-question before moving on to the hypothesis.

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