How To Make An Outline

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How To Make An Outline

  1. 1. How to make an outline Prepared by: Prof. Noraida Domínguez To English 3202 Prof. Lydia Rodríguez
  2. 2. What is an outline? <ul><li>Is a way to present related concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides the opportunity to identify main concepts of a topic and: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize the ideas using words or short sentences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the ideas that are important to include on the paper. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide what topics are important to include. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Main steps to develop the outline: <ul><li>Step 1: Identify your topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic on the top of the paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use you Concept Map as reference </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 2: Decide if you are going to use specific words or short sentences. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Step 3: Begin with the Topic Description </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I. Topic Description </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a.Using letters (a., b., c.)Identify the subtopics that will be presented as part of the topic description. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b.Include the necessary concepts that will define the topic. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>II. Literature Revision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a.If your topic includes a question, include the subtopics that are going to help you answer your question. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>b.If your purpose is only to describe a topic, then include the subtopics that are going to help you describe the topic. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>III. Conclusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a.Include the subtopics that are important to include as part of your conclusion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b.Remember that you need to justify your conclusion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remember that in the outline you don´t need to answer the question or present the information and definitions of the topic. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Step 4: Review your outline and be sure you are including all the subtopics of your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to hand-in your outline this Thursday to you English Professor with the Concept Map. </li></ul>

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