Outlining. Why do we outline?. Helps your fluid writing process Helps organize ideas Overview of your paper Shows possible relationships between your ideas Makes sure you have all the information accounted for and in the right spot. Types of Outlines. Formal vs. Informal
Start with Roman numerals, capital letters, numbers, lowercase numbers, bullets.
In your paper, you should not go any further! You should really stop at numbers on your research paper outline.
All signal beginnings end with a period.
You must indent one more time with each lowering beginning.
It should come in a logical order. Yours will be the order the information appears in your paper! Think of a story – young to old.
I. Main topic
A. Sub-topic of I
1. Details of A
a. Detail of 1
b. No nuts