Create a traditional outline about your subject that details your main topic and research method as well as provides a sense of how you will lay out your research. Your outline should follow this basic MLA template:
Paper Title (MLA Outline Template)
Introduction: Introduce topic in specific summary, move towards thesis.
Thesis: Write the actual one sentence thesis statement.
Body Paragraphs:
I. Complete sentence expressing a main idea to support the thesis.
A. For all capital letters, put a phrase representing what you will offer as proof from your research to support the main idea.
1. Phrase of specific support/details/examples/statistics
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II. Another main idea to support the thesis. Each body paragraph must have a main idea.
You will have as many roman numerals as you have body paragraphs.
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III . Remember to continue on in this same format for the remainder of your body paragraphs.
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Conclusion: Summarize your main points in a new way while reflecting your overall argument throughout.
Write a sentence explaining what contribution this belief system can make to the world as a whole.
Since this term project is short, your outline and final paper can contain 1-2 main ideas. This template provides a few numbers but not all projects will contain more than 1-2 main points. Make sure all main ideas and supporting ones presented are clearly connected and support your main point/thesis.
Submit your outline by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.