- Develop a formal topic sentence outline that is NOT MORE than two pages single side OR one page front and back. Review the information on Outlines in the General Resources link.
- Include the following in your outline:
- Write the prompt at the top of the outline.
- Provide a clear thesis statement that responds to the prompt.
- Provide topic sentences for each body paragraph that support the thesis (Note: these topic sentences are your main reasons)
- Include an opposing argument point (remember to develop a rebuttal for this point in your essay)
- Include supporting evidence under each topic sentence (in the form of a quotation, paraphrase, or summary that you plan to use to support the point you are making). Be sure to cite from at least FOUR of the assigned sources. (See Purdue University's Online Writing Lab handout on Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing if you need help.)
- Include MLA-formatted in-text citations for each quote/paraphrase.
- Add your works cited page to the outline. Refer to the Owl at Purdue site if you need help. NOTE: The Works Cited must be included in the page requirement. It may NOT be an extra page.
- Submit your outline to me using the BLUE link above.
- When you are ready to take your midterm exam, print a copy of your outline as well as the exam pass (click on "Exams" on the left) to take with you to the exam.
- You may NOT bring an essay draft with you to the testing center -- only the outline which includes the thesis statement, main points, supporting quotes/paraphrases, and Works Cited.
- You may not take copies of the articles with you to the Testing Center; therefore, please include in your outline all paraphrases or quotations from your sources that you believe you may need in writing your midterm. As well, include your complete works cited.
- Your outline should not be more than ONE sheet (filled out back and front), or two single single-sided pages. This is an important requirement that is strictly adhered to by the testing center as well as ProctorU.
- Rough drafts will NOT be accepted.
I already did the outline and the professor corrected it, but I have some mistakes
I will attach the outline and follow what the professor says which are advises.
Please remember to frame your argument as an address to the President per assignment guidelines.PROFESSOR SAYS:
Please remember to develop a full and point specific thesis that includes all the main ideas you plan to address in the body of your paper.
As well please remember to include in your thesis your thoughts on whether we should adopt nation building as a wider foreign policy strategy.
Please include FULL and complete argument based topic sentences that are clearly numbered. Avoid bullet point style phrasing. Please review this link on developing strong argument based topic sentences:
Please remember to include a refutation paragraph that not only cites the opposing viewpoint clearly in the topic sentence BUT also offers a complete rebuttal with textual evidence.
Please include textual evidence for each of your main ideas.
Please remember to edit your lines carefully for grammatical correctness.