Outline for an Essay in Traditional Argumentative Essay Format

Outline for an Essay in Traditional Argumentative Essay Format

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Creating an Outline Follow the guidelines below: Use capital letters (A,B,C) to signal divisions in the major sections of the essay, the introduction, body, and conclusion. Use numbers to indicate the topics of individual paragraphs. Each number should be followed by a sentence or phrase summarizing the main idea of the paragraph. Use small letters to indicate supporting points of individual paragraphs. Indent to separate general from specific information. Double space if you're typing the outline. A. Introduction 1. Thesis: (Write the thesis in a complete sentence or sentences) B. Body 2. (phrase or sentence summarizing main ideas of paragraph) a. (phrase summarizing supporting details) b. (phrase summarizing supporting details) 3. (phrase or sentence summarizing main ideas of paragraph) a. (phrase summarizing supporting details) b. (phrase summarizing supporting details) c. (phrase summarizing supporting details) 4. (phrase or sentence summarizing main ideas of paragraph) a.
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