BEYOND THE BASICS: THE ADVANCED ESSAY OUTLINE Presented by: Victory University’s Student Success Center
I. Introduction Orient the reader to the general topic. Potential Material: General Information Pertinent Background Information Defining Unfamiliar Terms State your thesis clearly, previewing your main points. Purpose: Setting the Tone Framing the Argument
II. Body A. 1 st Main Point Topic Sentence Supporting Evidence Explanation / Discussion Transition This pattern, which ensures that each point and sub-point is thoroughly explored and carefully presented to your audience, can be used for each of your main points.
III. Conclusion What’s the BIG PICTURE? Summarize Findings Restate Thesis Click this link to download the Advanced Essay Outline.