Academic writing may seem confusing at times. Even those who have been writing for years may sometimes need to think about some of the building blocks that almost all academic writing uses.
What is a thesis statement? What isn't? What kinds of thesis sentences are more effective than others?
How can I make my paragraphs easier to read? How can I tell my readers what to expect in each of my paragraphs?
How can I help my reader understand what I'm saying? What techniques can I use to structure my essay so my readers don't get lost?