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  • 1. How to Write an Outline
    • Steps
    • Tips
    • Examples
  • 2. What is an Outline?
    • An outline is a great way to organize your thoughts as well as organize information from what you've read. It provides a brief, overall view to correlate and rearrange ideas. It can be useful to prepare a speech, essay or novel as well as a handy tool for memorization while studying.
  • 3. STEPS :
    • Decide upon a topic.
  • 4.
    • Gather research material.
    • Obtain newspapers, magazines, books or helpful computer pages.
    • Obtain detailed material that will support a topic.
    • Decide upon a sentence, paragraph or chapter. Or gather ideas into sections."
  • 5.
    • Organize your outline
    • Number major ideas in a consecutive, logical order.
    • Indent and alphabetize supportive ideas under each major idea.
      • Expand upon a point of view. Include examples.
    • Use brief words or phrases rather than full sentences.
      • Choose concise, descriptive words.
    • Add smaller divisions, as needed.
  • 6.
    • Decide upon your major ideas.
    • Examples:
      • In a wikiHow article: Create an introduction, steps, tips, then warnings.
      • In study: Follow the course of a textbook.
      • In a novel: Create a rising action, climax, then resolution.
  • 7.
    • Record information to support each major idea.
      • Eliminate irrelevant information.
      • Connect each major idea with a logical flow.
    • Create your final draft.
  • 8. Tips:
    • A sentenced outline may be more comprehensive.
    • Use as a memorization tool. Choose concise words to trigger a concept.
    • Use a computer. Many provide outline tools. It's quick to add, delete or rearrange information.
  • 9.
    • Organize according to purpose to logically support a position:
      • To compare and contrast. Also include examples.
      • To present cause and effect.
      • To define or analyze a particular aspect.
      • To present one side of an argument or both.
  • 10.
    • To provide evidence and draw to a conclusion.
      • To present a problem, then provide a solution.
      • Towards the strongest point of view.
  • 11. Example:
    • I.       A.       B.       C. II.       A.         1.         2.       B.
  • 12. Quick Way to Start Strong
    • - Topic Sentence (make it strong)
    • -Example
    • -Support
    • -Example
    • -Support
    • -Example
    • -Support
    • -Concluding statement