Ms. Gokturk                                                    Name: _________________________

Writing for the 21st Century

My Very Own Outline (25 points)

Before you can begin writing your research paper, you should have a game plan or a blueprint. In writing, we call this an OUTLINE. Using the subtopics you defined, create a structure that you will follow for your paper. You may use another sheet of paper or type your outline, but please be aware that you must have your outline approved before you commence writing your paper. You should have at least 5 subtopics. DO NOT WRITE OUT YOUR PAPER HERE. Bullet your ideas, using the research you found. You should have at least 3 supporting points per topic as a general rule of thumb, although this is not written in concrete.

Topic: _____________________________________

 

I  Introduction. Catchy Opening: (describe what you'll do):

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Thesis Statement (what is your paper about?): ______________________________________________________________

a. Supporting subtopic for thesis: _________________________________

b. Supporting subtopic for thesis: ________________________________

c. Supporting subtopic for thesis: _________________________________

d. Supporting subtopic for thesis: ________________________________

e. Supporting subtopic for thesis: _________________________________

f. Supporting subtopic for thesis: _________________________________

g. Supporting subtopic for thesis: ________________________________

II A Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

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4. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

 

III B Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

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3. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

4. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

 

IV C Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

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3. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

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V D Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

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3. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

4. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

 

VI E Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

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3. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

VI F Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

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4. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

 

VI G Topic Sentence: ___________________________________________________

1. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

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3. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

4. Supporting point: ____________________________________________

 

VII Conclusion: Your conclusion may sum up what you relayed, and it may include your views for your cause. Describe what you feel should be accomplished. In other words: what is your cause and how will you do it? Summary Statement: