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Outlines

  1. 1. Outline<br />
  2. 2. rough plan: a general, preliminary, or rough plan or account of something, that concentrates on the main features and ignores detail<br />
  3. 3. The basic format for an outline uses an alternating series of numbers and letters, indented accordingly, to organize topics and subtopics.<br />
  4. 4. Ok… So I understand what an outline is, but how do you write an outline?<br />
  5. 5. Before actually beginning to write the outline, you'll want to do some preliminary research on the topic.<br />
  6. 6. I could not find information about cats, but I did about dogs… I’ll just write about dogs…<br />
  7. 7. After completing your preliminary research, you can select the main topics and place them in the outline.<br />
  8. 8. Topic: Dogs<br />Thesis: Dogs are the best pets!<br />Dogs are loyal<br />Dogs are friendly<br />Dogs are intelligent<br />
  9. 9. As you complete your research, you'll add subtopics, and specific examples or details under each subtopic.<br />
  10. 10. Topic: Dogs<br />Thesis: Dogs are the best pets!<br />Dogs are loyal<br /> A. Great companions<br /> B. Very protective <br />II. Dogs are friendly<br /> A. Great with kids<br />B. Therapy dogs<br />III. Dogs are intelligent<br /> A. Learn tricks<br />B. Help others<br />
  11. 11. Ok… I get it! But are outlines only used for writing?<br />
  12. 12. Some assignments ask you to read and analyze complex information. In these cases, outlines can help you extract the main ideas into short, clear statements. <br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Ok… Is that all there is to know about outlines?<br />
  15. 15. Outlines can help you determine the point and purpose of each paragraph. <br />
  16. 16. Examining the transitions between paragraphs will help you logically re-order your draft and explicitly make connections.<br />
  17. 17. Review<br />
  18. 18.  An Outline is a rough plan that concentrates on the main features and ignores detail.<br /> The basic format for an outline uses alternating series of numbers and letters, indented accordingly, to organize topics and subtopics.<br />
  19. 19. Reversed Outline<br />Working Outline<br />Descriptive Outline<br />Huh?<br />
  20. 20.  Some assignments ask you to read and analyze complex information. In these cases, outlines can help you extract the main ideas into short, clear statements.<br />
  21. 21.  Outlines can help you determine the point and purpose of each paragraph<br /> Examining the transitions between paragraphs will help you logically re-order your draft and explicitly make connections.<br />
  22. 22. Homework<br />

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