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AN OUTLINE * SHOWS PATTERNS OF RELATIONSHIPS between & among ideas. * Groups ideas in hierarchical order . cause and effect process chronology logical relationships comparison and contrast division and classification theory/practice pros/cons three or more reasons concession and/or counterargument Aids in the process of writing Helps you organize your ideas Presents your material in a logical form
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- 2 - Constructs an ordered overview of your writing Defines boundaries and groups KINDS A) INFORMAL > scratch outline > word outline B) FORMAL > SENTENCE OUTLINE > TOPIC OUTLINE
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Unformatted text preview: C) OURS > TOWARDS an OUTLINE > SENTENCE/TOPIC combined > REVERSE OUTLINE SENTENCE/TOPIC combined: Alphanumeric Outline This is the most common type of outline and usually instantly recognizable to most people. The formatting follows these characters, in this order: - 3 -• Roman Numerals • Capitalized Letters • Arabic Numerals • Lowercase Letters If the outline needs to subdivide beyond these divisions, use Arabic numerals inside parentheses and then lowercase letters inside parentheses....
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Kimmet during the Spring '07 term at George Mason.

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