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Format an Outline Process-An alysis Essay
Deliverable 0 A (mostly) topic outline for your Process-Analysis Essay 0 Fleshed out with details 0 Logical organization 0 1 -2 pages long 0 MLA formatting 0 Turned in via your journal
Types of Outlines 0 Topic Outline: Uses only short phrases 0 Sentence Outline: Uses full sentences 0 This outline will be mostly a topic outline with just a few exceptions. The exceptions include thesis statement and the topic sentences for each paragraph; please write these out in complete sentences.
Outline Order I. A. 1. a. (1) (a) (b) (2) b. 2. B. II. Roman numerals Capital letters Arabic numerals Lowercase letters
Outline Logic 0 Subordination: The information in the headings should be more general, while the information in the subheadings should be more specific. 0 Division: Each heading should be divided into two or more parts. 0 Coordination: All the information contained in Heading 1 should have the same significance as the information contained in Heading 2. 0 Parallelism: Each heading and subheading preserves parallel structure.
Subordination I. A. 1. a. (1) (a)
Outline Formatting 0 MLA formatting, please 0 1 inch margins 0 Times new Roman, 12 point font (No Wingdings) 0 Double spaced 0 No bolds, no underlines 0 Give it a title 0 Indentation (tab) = ½ inch
A Word about Templates From personal experience, I have found that templates can be more trouble than they are worth. When creating your outline, I recommend beginning by formatting your document carefully and simply using the tab to indent your lines to the appropriate place. If you do chose to use an outline template, be sure it is set up to format your assignment precisely the way it is required to be. Otherwise, you may spend more effort fighting with the template than the actual writing of your content. And that would be a shame.