Question by  sciencegeekgirl (20)

What is in an outline?

I need to create an outline for my English class.


Answer by  Clement (1453)

Outline of a paper is a draft of the paper, listing its main sections or topics. One can talk about hierarchical outlines (chapters, sections and subsections). Usually outlines are considered useful, specifically for beginning writers, as they help the author to organize her thoughts, to distinguish more and less important points.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

An outline is an overview of what will be discussed in a paper. The purpose of creating an outline is to organize your thoughts in a rational manner. An outline is written in a style known as "outline format" where each subheading is further indented on the page. Find out which form of outline your teacher wants and research that.


Answer by  senegaulois (139)

An outline is a structured summary of document that you will write. It contains the main subject, e. g. dogs, sub-headings, e. g. Fox Terriers and Dalmatians, etc. Under each sub-heading there should be the different points that you wish to analyze such as eating habits and health issues,etc. Do not forget to end with a conclusion.


Answer by  Zoso (869)

An outline contains the main points of an article (or whatever you're outlining) in an organized, logical way. It's like a skeleton of meaning. First completely understand what the writer's saying, identify the main points, identify the supporting facts for each point, then translate to outline format.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

An outline is a plan of something you are going to write. If you are writing a persuasive essay, your outline would include "Introduction," "Thesis statement," "Support," and "Conclusion. " You would want to be more specific than this and include an idea of content for each of these items.

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