Who? Mom dad dog cat doctors lawyer’s football player’s billionaire, teachers, preacher, boy, girl, aunt, uncle, cousin, brother, sister
What? Disease, hospital, lawsuit, restaurant, games, animals, Halloween, Christmas, funeral, sermons, denominations, religion, anniversary, politics, culture, music
When? Sunset, night, dusk, dawn, day, light, morning, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Where? Beach, home, funeral parlor, bar, office, hospital, church street meeting, restaurant, theatre, mall
Why: inheritance, money, land, flooding, commerce, trade, love, life, sorrow, happiness, greed, envy, madness
How: smoking eating studying reading golfing fishing speaking dancing prancing
TEMPLATE---NARROWING A TOPIC: LEVEL 1 TOPIC: Religion
LEVEL 1 QUESTIONS: Religion WHAT ABOUT? Churches denominations singing dancing speaking Christian, culture, band, views
WHICH ONE/WHAT KIND? Christian, Hinduism, Islamic, Judaism, atheist, Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational
CHOOSE ONE TOPIC FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE ANSWERS AND BRING IT DOWN AS YOUR LEVEL TWO TOPIC.
LEVEL 2 TOPIC: Religious orders
LEVEL 2 QUESTIONS: religious orders WHAT ABOUT? Hip hop affects, people congregation singing, dancing, pop, Christian, culture, band WHAT KIND/WHICH ONE? Christian Hinduism, Islamic, Judaism, atheist, Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational
CHOOSE ONE TOPIC FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE ANSWERS AND BRING IT DOWN AS YOUR LEVEL THREE TOPIC.
LEVEL 3 TOPIC: primitive Baptist Religious church LEVEL 3 QUESTIONS: primitive Baptist Religious church WHAT ABOUT? Denominations singing dancing pop, Christian, culture, band, audience, affects, views WHAT KIND/WHICH ONE? Hinduism, Islamic, Judaism, atheist, Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational, Pentecostal, church, primitive Baptist
CHOOSE ONE TOPIC FROM ALL OF THE ABOVE ANSWERS IN LEVEL THREE AND BRING IT DOWN AS YOUR LEVEL 4 TOPIC. LEVEL 4 TOPIC: primitive Baptist church music LEVEL 4 QUESTIONS: primitive Baptist church service WHAT ABOUT? Gay, abortion, culture, speech, audience, preachers, types, styles, services, order of worship WHAT KIND/WHICH ONE? Individual, affects, Baptist, Methodist, non-denominational, Pentecostal, choir, elders
CHOOSE ONE ANSWER FROM YOUR LEVEL 4 ANSWERS. THIS TOPIC BECOMES YOUR NARROWED TOPIC. IF IT IS NOT NARROWED ENOUGH, SIMPLY REPEAT STEP 4 UNTIL YOU HAVE WHAT SEEMS TO BE A NARROWED/LIMITED TOPIC.
NARROWED TOPIC: primitive Baptist church service order of worship
3) TOPIC SENTENCE
TOPIC SENTENCE TEMPLATE
NARROWED TOPIC + ACTION VERB + KEY IDEA + NUMBER + ADJECTIVE + NOUN
ENTIRE SENTENCE MUST BE A STRONG OPINION
Primitive Baptist church service order of worship captures a basic message lost in many churches today.
TOPIC SENTENCE: Primitive Baptist church service order of worship captures a basic message lost in many churches today. WHO— Elderly, handicapped, teens, widows, poor people, the homeless, reclusive people, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, rich people, middle class people, women, children, jocks, WHAT— music, message, a cappella, solo, duet, trio, congregation WHEN—holidays, summer ,winter, families far away, families close by, when family visits, during Christmas week, on beach, at restaurants, WHERE— church, home, mall, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, funeral home WHY/HOW— it has a message, it brings out strong emotional responses, It makes people think of there future, primitive Baptist belief in predestination, It talks of a higher power, primitive Baptist believe man is the head of the household, primitive Baptist belief in an afterlife, belief in no tithes, views on singing, belief Jesus died for an elect few, views on praying, views on preaching
S1 views on singing
TIME— Sunday morning PLACE— church CHARACTER— an individual in church EVENT— choir singing