Created by Ryan Sterner, December 2012
This is a basic tutorial I created to help my students distinguish between effect and ineffective thesis statements, topic sentences, and transitional topic sentences. It is intended to be administered prior to their 1st major writing assignment, and it is tailored specifically for that assignment. However, if used out of its intended context, it still may help students understand how to create the aforementioned pieces of an essay.
The module does need some tweaking, and the execution is not perfect.