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1Outlining: How to Organize Your Research Ms. Payne
2Why 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:
3Process- 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).
4Format of the Alphanumeric (topic) Outline Roman numerals are used for the 3 main parts of the paper:IntroductionThesis statementBodyIII. ConclusionThesis statement reworded/rewritten
5Formatting, cont’d.After Roman Numerals, use Capital Letters as main ideas:A.B.C.Etc.
6Formatting, cont’d.After Capital Letters, use Arabic numerals for sub headings:1.2.3.Etc.
7Formatting, cont’d.If you need to go even further, use lowercase letters:a.b.c.Etc.
8Writing 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!
9Formatting, 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