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English 1101 Outline Directions: Although the information in the parenthesis (below) guides you to write 1-4 sentences or whichever, for your outline, you only need a couple of words or a sentence to complete each part of the outline . You should follow the sentence structure, however, for your actual essay. Bold the thesis statement. I. Introduction a. Attention grabber (2-3 sentences) People often say that “History repeats itself” but if we study the success and failure in the past, ideally, we will learn our mistakes and may not repeat in the future. b. Background (2-3 sentences of the who, what, when, where, and why related to the topic) History can provide us with insight into our cultures of origin as well, as cultures with which we might be less familiar. c. Thesis (1-2 sentences, with three prongs, and underlined ) History offers the only extensive evidential base for the contemplation and analysis of how societies function, and people need to have some sense of how societies function simply to run their own lives. II. 1 st body paragraph a. Topic sentence or first prong (1 sentence) It is an act of both investigation and imagination that seeks to explain how people have changed over time. b. Explanation of topic sentence (2-3 sentences) Historians use all forms of evidence to examine, interpret, revisit, and reinterpret the past. c. Research, quote or paraphrase, (1-3 sentences) History is a means to understand the past and present. “ - 023.Pdf.” 2017, doi:10.18411/a-2017-023.
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