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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.

Sometimes students will be concerned about the length of their essays and this is a handy, free tool students could use to check the word count of essays.

Discusses strategies and tips for editing writing, including the use of spelling and grammar checkers. Also contains a handy editing checklist, with links to more resources.

This site provides guidelines towards writing, presenting and evaluating oral reports.

Includes tips and activities for improving the voice of one's writing.