Name: _________________________ Essay Topic: _______________________

 

TITLE OF ESSAY (should reveal thesis)______________________________ Outline

 

I Thesis Statement/Controlling Idea as applied to title(s) and author(s). Your thesis should be interesting and arguable.

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a. Topic #1 to be discussed in essay: This supports thesis.

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b Topic #2 to be discussed in essay: This supports thesis.

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c Topic#3 to be discussed in essay: This supports thesis.

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OPTIONAL

d. Topic point #4 to be discussed in essay: This supports thesis. _________________________________

e. Topic point #5 to be discussed in essay: This supports thesis. _________________________________

 

II A #1 Topic of Paragraph (focus on supporting point #1 from intro): ______________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

2. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

3. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

4. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

III B #2 Topic of Paragraph (focus on supporting point #2 from intro): ______________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

2. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

3. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

4. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

IV C #3 Topic of Paragraph (focus on supporting point #3 from intro): ______________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

2. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

3. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

4. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

 

OPTIONAL

V D #4 Topic of Paragraph (focus on supporting point #4 from intro): ______________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

2. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

3. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

4. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

OPTIONAL

VI E #5 Topic of Paragraph (focus on supporting point #5 from intro): ______________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

2. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

3. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

4. Supporting point/Assertion: __________________________________________________________

Specific Example (TBE or paraphrase) & Explain Example (Connect example to assertion): ___________________________________________________________

 

 

 

PART V Conclusion: I proved my thesis/controlling idea (Summary Statement): ________________________________________________________________________