Organization and Outlining Essays

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The thesis statement has a huge job in any paper; this blog post shows what that job is, and how to create an awesome thesis that gets the job done.

This website includes a listing of commonly used graphic organizers which tutors/students would find useful for brainstorming purposes. The organizers could be used via the whiteboard or the site allows the graphic organizers to be printed out for student use.

Classic model format used for many essays, with explanations and an example of an essay.

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

An interactive tool that allows students to plan and organize for essay writing before printing information.

A comprehensive click-thru guide/tutorial that explains how to compare and contrast information, gives definitions, examples of outlines (various forms of compare/contrast) and how to use transitional words to move between ideas. Checklist for students to use as they plan and write is also included.

The web page walks a student through the process of essay writing.

Excellent example of proper outline form with annotations next to each section. My preferred resource for guiding students with outline structure.