Outlines. Directions. I. Introduction a. Strategy for introducing material b. thesis II. Point 1 a. topic sentence 1 1. evidence 2. evidence b. transition sentence c. topic sentence 2. Sample Outline. Introduction
a. Strategy for introducing material
a. topic sentence 1
b. transition sentence
c. topic sentence 2
a. Hook: statistic about the percentage of kids from Kenwood High that will actually attend college
b. thesis: Considering the current economy, high schools should give equal attention to preparing students for college and introducing students to possible trade careers because not all students will thrive in a college setting, there are many high paying trade careers and more students might stay in school if education seemed more relevant to their future.
II. Point 1: Not all students thrive
a. Topic sentence: High schools advocate the collegiate experience as the only option for having a fulfilling life but this ideology is unfair because not all students thrive in a college setting.
1. Source: Rob Smith, p 38
evidence: factors that influence a students ability to succeed in a college classroom
2.source: Tom Jones, p. 32, 45 and 63
evidence: examples of students who found college curriculum not geared towards their learning style
b. Transition sentence: In actuality, attending college might not only be unhelpful for some students but also this experience could even be harmful.