Presentation on theme: "Producing an Amazing Research Outline"— Presentation transcript:
1Producing an Amazing Research Outline Step by step instructions for success
2Set up your Outline in MLA format Note that you should have a header (your name, my name, period, date [day month year])You also need a title (“outline” is okay)Notice that it is SINGLE SPACED but still at 1 inch margins
3Thesis First: Always! Direction Focus Stability First, type the word “Thesis” and a colon “:”Then, type your thesis.Remember your thesis should have parallel structure & should only be 1-2 sentences!DirectionFocusStability
4Start with Roman Numeral One [ I ] Roman numeral [ I ] is your first subtopic (reason).Write a complete sentence including a transitiondirection
5Then, letter “A” focus points Letter a is a SUBTOPIC of your SUBTOPIC (A reason for your reason)Should also have a transition & should be a complete sentence.focus points
6ALL ROMAN NUMERALS AND CAPITAL LETTERS SHOULD BE YOUR OWN WORDS!
7Then, the number ‘1’ 2 Numbers come from your NOTES You need EVIDENCE to back up ALL your REASONS!How many pieces per reason minimum?2
8Then, the number ‘1’All numbers should have a parenthetical citation!Do summaries and paraphrases have citations?What is a direct quote?What do all direct quotes need?yes" "
9ALL NUMBERS COME FROM YOUR NOTES AND HAVE A PARENTHETICAL CITATION!
10Parenthetical Citations Are derived from the Works Cited.You take whatever is out in frontthe author’s last name (McMillenShortened version of the title (“Year-Round”add the paragraph or page numbera page number= # (“Year Round” 6)a paragraph number = par. # (McMillen par. 6)
11focus points A Second letter “A” After you finish with the evidence, you need a conclusion sentence for the subtopic, so you need a second letter A
13Now you try with the sample… List one way thesis statements give papers stability:1. List what you would put here:2. List what you would put here:A. What is the second A for?B. List a second way a thesis statement gives papers stability:B. What is the second B for?II. What is the second II for?
14Now it’s time to start your own Best of luck! You should have most of the back of the handout completed today!Outline: Due by FRIDAY (we will be in the library). PRINTED AND IN YOUR HANDS.