Outlining Your Essay

How to Create an Outline for Your Essay

Objective: To gather original ideas, primary source evidence, and secondary source notes into an argument which defends the thesis statement.

Topic
I. Thesis statement/assertion

II. Topic sentence/assertion
A. Point
1. Primary source illustration
a. explanation
B. Point
1. Secondary source illustration
a. explanation

III. Topic sentence/assertion
A. Point
1. Primary source illustration
a. explanation
B. Point
1. Secondary source illustration
a. explanation

IV. Topic sentence/assertion
A. Point
1. Primary source illustration
a. explanation
B. Point
1. Secondary source illustration
a. explanation

V. And so on
VI. Conclusion (simply write the word “conclusion” here)

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