Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015     Views: 258

An outline breaks down your thesis or paper into clear, definable parts. It presents a hierarchical image of your paper's main ideas and subsequent ideas or topics. Many students find that writing an outline before they write their paper helps keep them on track and makes the process a little easier.

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