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Title: SUCCESSFUL OUTLINES


1
SUCCESSFUL OUTLINES
  • Organizing Information
  • before Drafting

2
Formal Outlines
  • A formal outline is a logical arrangement of the
    main ideas, subtopics, and details that will go
    into a written paper.
  • Use Roman numerals for main sections
  • Indent and use capital letters for topics
  • Indent and use numbers for subtopics/details

3
Organizing an Outline
  • Keep all items of the same rank in parallel form.
    If subtopic A is expressed as a noun, then B and
    C should be expressed as nouns.
  • When subtopics follow a topic or are followed by
    details, there must be two or more of each for
    every I, there must be a II for every A, a B
    for every 1, a 2.
  • When the sequence of events is important to a
    subject, organize your outline for earliest event
    to latest event.

4
Conventions
  • Capitalize the first word of each entry in an
    outline and the letters that introduce major
    subsections.
  • Famous buildings of the Middle Ages
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • 1. Construction of bell tower
  • 2. Repairs to tower foundation
  • The Tower of London
  • Construction of royal fortress
  • Additions to original site

5
Conventions
  • Use a period after each number or letter in an
    outline or a list.
  • Topic Early Communication
  • II. Body
  • Visual
  • Sign Language
  • Writing

6
Begin Your Outline
  • Use your notes and organize your information.
  • Introduction
  • Lead Sentence
  • Thesis
  • Body
  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.
  • Conclusion
  • A. (Repeat thesis and summarize information.)
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