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1 Outlining: How to Organize Your Research Ms. Payne
2 Why Outline? Basically, it makes writing the final paper easier! Helps in the process of writingOrganizes your ideasPresents your information in a logical formatShows the relationships among ideas in your writingBasically, it makes writing the final paper easier!From:
3 Process- How to begin…Decide which pieces of information will go into your paper (go through your data charts and circle/star useful notes)Organize- group related ideas together (basically done for you on the data chart)Label information as “Main” or “Sub” (main are big ideas and sub are the details to support the main).
4 Format of the Alphanumeric (topic) Outline Roman numerals are used for the 3 main parts of the paper:IntroductionThesis statementBodyIII. ConclusionThesis statement reworded/rewritten
5 Formatting, cont’d.After Roman Numerals, use Capital Letters as main ideas:A.B.C.Etc.
6 Formatting, cont’d.After Capital Letters, use Arabic numerals for sub headings:1.2.3.Etc.
7 Formatting, cont’d.If you need to go even further, use lowercase letters:a.b.c.Etc.
8 Writing the Body of the Paper Think about it this way…1. Background/overview of the topic- this is where you will define terms, give history and major players involved2. Issue- discuss the problem you are writing about. Support your stance on the topic (benefits/pros) AND give counterarguement (cons/bad points), but disspell them…3. Proposal/Solution- describe/detail what should be done/is being done to fix the problem to support your stance. Problem-solve and support with research!
9 Formatting, cont’d. Major rule!!! You cannot have a 1. without a 2. You cannot have an a. without a b.You must indent each type of heading as youmove down the paper.Outlines should be typed and double-spacedwith the title, Outline