Elements of Composition

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Shows good examples of paragraphs with focused topic sentences. Also shows how to avoid "paragraph sprawl" or digressions/deviations by removing irrelevant details.

Explanation of how to write an effective thesis statement. Includes examples of how to improve weak thesis statements. Also includes a four-point guide to distinguish a strong thesis statement from a weak one, giving students a specific guide to what should be included in their own thesis statements.

Online guide to help students with the basic elements of writing essays.

In this Early Edge video lesson, you'll learn more about Making Inferences, so you can be successful when you take on high-school English/Language Arts & Reading.