Your teacher can help guide you through the outlining process.
Keep in mind: the outline is not meant to hamper or restrict you.
· Japanese businesses are very successful because of the family atmosphere within the business and a strong work ethic within the Japanese culture.
· DNA analysis will revolutionize the use of evidence in criminal trials. Don’t limit yourself to books, magazines, and the Internet. Evaluate sources for authority, objectivity, accuracy, and content.
Your information will help you get there, but how will you organize your journey?
The thesis should be placed at the beginning of the outline where you can refer to it often.
Please note: if information is too abundant, you may have to narrow or limit your topic. Your teacher may require you to write one or both of the following types of outlines: a topic outline, in which the headings and subheadings are a series of words or phrases, not complete sentences; or a sentence outline, in which every heading and subheading is a complete sentence.
Finalize the thesis statement and prepare a working outline.
When choosing a topic, search for something that meets the following criteria: ü Is the topic interesting to me? The outline should serve as a road map for your journey with your thesis as your navigator – it tells you where to go.
If you are bored with the topic, you will probably bore your reader as well. When writing your outline, keep your destination in mind.