Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Aug 23, 2018     Views: 949

What is an Outline?

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. See below for an example outline template.

Example Outline Template

Thesis: (Thesis Statement) 

  1. One Idea About My Topic
    • Detail about that idea
    • Detail about that idea
    • Detail about that idea
  2. Another Idea About My Topic
    • Detail about that second idea
    • Detail about that second idea
    • Detail about that second idea

More information:

For more help, contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC/On-Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students).

Media

About FAQs

About FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are a self-serve option for users to search and find answers to their questions. 

Use the search box above to type your question to search for an answer or browse existing FAQs by group, topic, etc.

Tell Me More

Link to Question Form

Related FAQs