Name: _________________________

 

My Very Own Outline

This is a roadmap to your essay’s success. Please think your ideas through before writing and bullet your ideas here. Use pencil to bullet your ideas.

 

I Introduction. Intro general sentence(s): ___________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Thesis Statement + title(s) and author(s): ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

a. Supporting point #1 to be discussed in essay: [*]_________________________________

b. Supporting point #2 to be discussed in essay: *_________________________________

c. Supporting point #3 to be discussed in essay: *_________________________________

II A #1 Topic Sentence (focus on supporting point #1 from intro): ________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting point[†]: ____________________________________________

            1. Example[‡]: _____________________________________________

                        Explain Example[§] ________________________________

2. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

2. Example _____________________________________________

                        Explain Example ________________________________

3. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            3. Example _____________________________________________

                        Explain Example ________________________________

 

III B #2 Topic Sentence (focus on supporting point #2 from intro)[**]: __________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

1. Example _____________________________________________

                        Explain Example ________________________________

2. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

2. Example _____________________________________________

                        Explain Example ________________________________

3. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            3. Example _____________________________________________

                        Explain Example ________________________________

IV C #3 Topic Sentence (focus on supporting point #3 from intro): ___________________________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

1. Example _____________________________________________

                        Explain Example ________________________________

2. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

2. Example _____________________________________________

                        Explain Example ___________________________________

3. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

            3. Example _____________________________________________

                                                Explain Example ___________________________________

 

V, VI, VII, etc.

ADDITIONAL PARAGRAPHS MAY BE ADDED using the same structure. The above 5 paragraph model is the bare bones structure.

 

Conclusion: Wrap it up. Did you prove your thesis? (Summary Statement): ________________________________________________________________________



[*] These supporting points may or may not be discussed in your introduction; however, they must be present in your outline as they indicate a clear plan. Each point becomes a category for a section or paragraph of your essay.

[†] This is your observation or assertion.

[‡] This is your Text-Based Evidence (TBE). It might be a specific paraphrase or a direct quote. Include page numbers.

[§] This is the most important part of your essay. This is where you make connections for your readers. Assume that they don’t understand. This is the ANALYSIS part of your essay.

[**] You will follow the same structure as you did for Paragraph 1.