Friday, September 22nd, 2023

V. Writing an Outline

Writing an outline can be a very useful step between the research process and the actual writing of your paper. An outline will help you develop a better overall view of your research topic and will make it much easier to understand how the parts (subtopics) of your paper relate to each other and fit together.

A working outline can help you keep track of:

  1. different aspects or subtopics of your subject,
  2. the sources you use
  3. and your own changing views as your knowledge and understanding of your subject develops.

Helpful Links for Developing an Outline

  1. Why and How to Create a Useful Outline by Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) 
  2. Types of Outlines and Samples by Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) 
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