Research Outline

Due Dates:

Research Outline due: 12/4 in class

Assignment:

Fill in with your own research the model outline below:

I. Introduction

A. Hook:

B. Transition:

C. Thesis Statement:

II. Reason #1, Evidence #1

A. Topic Sentence:

B. Expand:

C. Introduce:

D. Copy/Cite:

E. Explain:

III. Reason #1, Evidence #2

A. Introduce:

B. Copy/Cite:

C. Explain:

D. Concluding Sentence:

IV. Reason #2, Evidence #1

A. Topic Sentence:

B. Expand:

C. Introduce:

D. Copy/Cite:

E. Explain:

V. Reason #2, Evidence #2

A. Introduce:

B. Copy/Cite:

C. Explain:

D. Concluding Sentence:

VI. Reason #3, Evidence #1

A. Topic Sentence:

B. Expand:

C. Introduce:

D. Copy/Cite:

E. Explain:

VII. Reason #3, Evidence #2

A. Introduce:

B. Copy/Cite:

C. Explain:

D. Concluding Sentence:

VIII. Counter Argument/Counterclaim

A. Introduce:

B. Copy/Cite:

C. Explain

D. But…:

IX. Conclusion

A. Restate Thesis:

B. Highlight Main Points:

C. Prove Thesis:

D. Concluding Statement:

Directions:

  • Follow structure and logical organization of the research outline model.
  • Your outline should be typed, in MLA format (doublespaced,
    12pt, Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins).
  • Your name, my name, the due date, and the assignment should all appear at the top
    of your first page (no cover page).
  • Give your outline an interesting and informative title.
  • You must include a works cited page.
  • The essay must be edited for grammar, typos, and readability.
Late Research Outlines will not be accepted.

Adapted from material by Sarah Paruolo.

“Essay Outline [Advanced]” by Sarah Paruolo is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0