- The UVic writer’s guide: Planning, Organizing and Presenting Essays
This section has a useful sub-section: Writing your essay: Getting started. It gives tips on how to narrow down the topic and write a thesis statement. It also gives examples of good and bad examples of a thesis.
- Using thesis statements
A short article that clarifies the role of the thesis statement, and dispels some myths about them. It also looks at characteristics of good and poor thesis statements.