Thesis Builder seems like a nice resource to help students with persuasive essays. Typing in phrases in response to prompts provided, pushing a button creates a magical thesis statement that seems like a pretty good start. My sample is below:
81 Days and Counting
a Persuasive Thesis Statement on State Budget:
Even though need to be fiscally conservative with a bankrupt budget, NYS Legislature should pass a budget on time because public services such as road repair, unemployment, etc. in jeopardy and threatened shut down of the government.
Obviously, it needs some editing but not too shabby a start!! Click next on the outline builder helps the writer flesh out their arguments and indicates where transitional elements should appear. A great help for writers struggling to get their argument off the ground!!