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Title: How to write an Outline for a Research Paper


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How to Write an Outline for a Research Paper
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How to Write an Outline for a Research Paper
  • Outlines for research papers are made by the two
    main approaches the sentence outline and the
    topic outline. The article examines these ways to
    creating outlines and presents some tips on how
    to make them better.

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THE FIRST APPROACH
  • The first approach to composing an outline is THE
    SENTENCE OUTLINE.
  • The name pretty much says it everything.
  • It is written in complete sentences.
  • It is mostly used when research paper intends to
    examine some complex issues and reveal them as
    much as possible.

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THE FIRST APPROACH
  • Many students like to use the sentence outline
    because the sentences they compose already
    contain a lot of useful information which can be
    used for writing.
  • For example, if such structure has a point
    described in four or five sentences it can give
    the writer the outline for that point.

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THE FIRST APPROACH
  • The information that is needed can be found and
    the writing process starts in no time.
  • Here is a sample sentence of the sentence outline
    element.
  • You can later compare it with the example of the
    other approach below.

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Failure of the efforts by activists and beginning
of a new era in war with large oil giants in 2003.
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THE SECOND APPROACH
  • The second approach to writing an outline of
    research paper is THE TOPIC OUTLINE.
  • It means that the structure of your work is
    described in short phrases.
  • Writers that tend to use this approach have to
    examine different issues in the paper and arrange
    them differently.

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THE SECOND APPROACH
  • Short phrases create more complex structure that
    allows studying more information than in the
    first approach we described.
  • Here is the sample sentence of this approach

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Important thing to remember when writing an
outline is to clearly identify the main problem.
It is the focal point of your work so make sure
you present it as clearly as you can. Next, the
main categories of your thesis should be
identified appropriately.
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These categories will be analyzed by you in the
body of your paper so decide which ones are worth
studying. Moreover categories in the paper can
be developed into several subsections in order to
thoroughly research them.
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Remember that the introduction of your research
paper should focus on clear identification of
your thesis and its categories, and the rest of
the work should be aimed at the description of
these elements.
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YOU MAY WANT TO USE CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER IN
PRESENTING YOUR CONTENT WHERE NECESSARY. FOR
EXAMPLE, IF YOU ARE WRITING A HISTORY RESEARCH
PAPER AND NEED TO STUDY THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS OR
TRACE A STORY.
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There is no clear indication which approach of
composing an outline should be used for
particular papers.
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However, it is better to stick to one of the
approaches for one outline.
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You should also keep in mind that standard
research paper usually contains 15 20 pages, so
make sure your outline gives you enough room for
writing this amount of pages.
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Writing professionals recommend creating outline
that has four pages in length for standard
research papers.
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