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Title (Centered or left-aligned) I. Introduction A. Premise/Thesis B. Statement of points II. Body A. Point 1 1. Supporting Information 2. Supporting Information B. Point 2 Supporting Information Supporting Information C. Point 3 Supporting Information Supporting Information III. Conclusion/Summary A. Summary of supporting information B. Conclusion reached (Restatement of premise) IV. Citations Begin your outline by deciding whether to use the more traditional I, II, III, and IV outline markers, use headings w/o any markers or a combination of both. The title should be at the top of your paper and everything else will fall below it. I. The Introduction — why you chose this topic or your premise /thesis and/or the
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Unformatted text preview: conclusion you hope to prove in the body (A). Enter the points you will cover (B). II. The Body Use the points as subheadings. (A, B, C, etc.) Under each point, list the information that supports or elaborates on each point (1, 2). This information will make up your essay body. III. The Conclusion The summary of your supporting information (A) should show how you reached your (B) conclusion. IV. Citations List your citations. (If you used outside sources of information) In addition to helping you organize your thoughts, an essay outline also helps you plan the length of your paper. In fact, a good outline can make writing an essay as simple as filling in the blanks....
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