Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Outlining: How to Organize Your Research

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Outlining: How to Organize Your Research"— Presentation transcript:

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 writing Organizes your ideas Presents your information in a logical format Shows the relationships among ideas in your writing Basically, 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: Introduction Thesis statement Body III. Conclusion Thesis 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 involved 2. 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 you move down the paper. Outlines should be typed and double-spaced with the title, Outline

10 Examples

Download ppt "Outlining: How to Organize Your Research"

Similar presentations

Ads by Google