Answered By: Jennifer Harris Last Updated: Nov 04, 2015 Views: 230
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.
Check out these web resources for more information about outlines:
- Types of Outlines and Samples (OWL at Purdue)
- What is an outline? (Ashford Writing)
- Writing a Paper: Outlining (Walden University)
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