Basic Structure of the Outline Introductory ParagraphAttention-getting sentence: _3 Main Points1._2. _3. _Thesis: _Paragraph OneTopic sentence: _Details with explanations:1._2. _3. _Paragraph TwoTopic sentence: _Details with explanations:1._2. _3. _Paragraph ThreeTopic sentence: _Details with explanations:1._2. _3. _Conclusion:1.Thesis recap:2. Summarize yourmain points:3. Extrapolate:_
Introductory Paragraph Attention-getting sentence: Free, unstructured play is so rare that today’s generation of young people are in danger of developing into adults with significant neurological disadvantages. 3 Main Points1. Free play in childhood promotes brain and cognitive development (Stuart Brown, Play).2. Design thinking, which applies creativity, is promoted by unstructured collaboration and activity in corporations (Tim Brown, Change By Design). 3. Structured childhoods are creating dependent adults (Mr. Chang, Don’t Be Weasels; Be Winners!) Thesis: The recent research on free play, collaborative creativity, and structured childrearing is very significant because they show new and important connections between play and the development of the brain and the proper socialization of people.
Paragraph 1 Topic Sentence – The importance of free play extends into brain development and proper socialization. 1 - Play behavior develops complex, smarter, and more social creatures with improved long-term survival. (p.125) 2 - A detailed study of homicidal males in Texas revealed severe play deprivation in the lives of these murderers. (p.239) 3 – Research showed severely play deprived children demonstrated multiple dysfunctional symptoms and that they displayed poor levels of emotional control, social competency, personal resiliency and curiosity. (p.276)
Concluding Paragraph • Thesis recap:Healthy brain development and socialization is dependent on free play, collaborative creativity, and less-structured childrearing, according to recent research. • Summarize your main points:Studies showed that the brain developed in this fashion… Other research showed the deviant behaviours were more likely when… 3. Extrapolate: This research has significant ramifications for early childhood and primary education because… Activities, like music lessons and sports teams, will also face further scrutiny because…