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p. 1/1 ENV 2073 Global Warming: Science and Politics of a Contemporary Issue University of South Florida Fall 2011 Writing Assignment #2 Prof J.A. Cunningham The third part of the group project that is due is an outline of your paper, indicating what arguments you will use to support your paper’s thesis. Here are the parameters: It is due on Thursday, November 10, at the beginning of class. The outline will count for 10% of your project grade. Each group should submit one hard copy. Please make sure all group members’ names are indicated clearly. There is no need for a cover sheet. For this outline, there are three main things for which I am looking. First, I want to see that your paper has a logical organizational structure . Second, I want to see that you have an idea of what lines of argument you will use to support your paper’s main thesis. Third, I want to see that you have specific details to support your lines of argument. Your outline should be
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Unformatted text preview: detailed enough that I can understand what your main arguments are, and I can evaluate if those arguments will help you achieve your paper’s objective. If I can’t tell from your outline how you intend to prove your case, then your outline probably does not have enough detail, and your grade will reflect that. Your outline should be clear about what pieces of evidence you will use to support your thesis. In class I plan to go over something that a colleague gave to me about preparing an effective outline. Her materials discuss the level of details in an outline as being Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4. The higher the level, the more detail is included – and hence the more effective your outline will be at guiding your paper. In general, you should expect that your grade on this part of the assignment will likely increase as your level of detail increases. If you have questions about the requirements…ask!...
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