Q. I need help with creating an outline


Here is a video that will help you learn how to outline - Outlining Tutorial 



  1. Introduction
  1. What is the topic being researched? Often this centers around, “what is the problem being studied,” or “what is the theme of the overall assignment.”
  2. Identify any themes that you would like to include in your introduction. Often the introduction will give the reader a background of the topic. You might want to even include definitions.
  1. Broadest Topic (Remember the funnel approach). You might want to write what you anticipate using for the section header.
    1. Try to develop a level 2 section header or a topic sentence.
    2. What are the main points/findings?
      1. Include research, quotations, and claims that support this topic.
    3. Remember to continue narrowing. Each section is presented in a funnel approach method.
  1. Topic but narrow some more – follow A, B, C, and numbers above.
  2. Keep repeating the process until you have exhausted your ideas and topics.
  3. Conclusion:
    • What were the strengths, weaknesses, gaps or limitations?
    • What were the major findings?
    • What were similarities or differences found?
  • Last Updated Apr 29, 2018
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  • Answered By Ramon Daines

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