Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Outline suggestions

Here’s the process we’re walking (or running) through.

1) What are the obstacles that you think are the most important/fixable

a. Find 2-4. (For rough drafts)
i. Put in your own words
b. Find page numbers and quotes to help define these obstacles.
i. Explain the quotes

2) What are the solutions to those obstacles as presented in the books

a. Find 1-2 solutions
i. Put in your own words (for rough drafts)
b. Find page numbers and quotes to help define the solutions
i. Explain the quotes (For final drafts)

3) What are the solutions you or your classmates have come up with?

a. Put 1-2 in your own words
b. Find evidence outside the books to support your ideas.


One Way to Organize This Essay

Paragraph 1: Intro (hook, background, thesis)

Paragraph 2: Obstacle 1 (define using texts)

Solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)
Other solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)
Option for each body paragraph—add an example of the obstacle and solution from the texts or from other source.

For ex: (obstacle) Angela Whitiker struggled to complete her degree because she lacked reliable childcare. –find quote that explains family structure from CM and/or childcare dilemma in N&D’d
(solution) She would have been able to complete her degree more quickly if she didn’t have that concern and instead could have put her children in a clean, safe, predictable environment, like the ones proposed by Ready By Five.—quote Ready by Five website.

Paragraph 3: Obstacle 2 (define using texts)
Solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)
Other solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

Paragraph 4: Obstacle 3 (define using texts)
Solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)
Other solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

Paragraph 5: Obstacle 4 (define using texts)
Solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)
Other solution to obstacle (define using texts, outside sources)

Paragraph 6: C-A: Some might say, others might say, I say. (Right before end or right after intro is a good place for this) Acknowledging the other ideas is a good start. Conceding/Defeating them as top priorities will be more credible and convincing, thus putting you on the fast track to better score for C-A.

Paragraph 7: Conclusion

8 comments:

JoeTFischer said...

this is a very helpful outline. i have trouble writing essay in class especially with only 40 minutes of work time. but this helped me stay on track.

Kristie said...

I agree with you, Joe. I especially appreciate the examples because it gets my mind thinking about what I need to look for or think about. Additionally, it helps to know what Mr. Peters is looking for.

naim said...

Yes, the outline has been much help to me also in developing my paper.

Chandler said...

I also feel that this outline is very helpful. It is nice to have a clear decisive path to follow as well as knowing what is expected and prefferred.

Tim Pettingill said...

Thanks for the outline Mr. Peters, I found it easier to get started by looking at this.

Swayze said...

This outline has been very helpful. I printed it out and can refer back to it when I am trying to write my essay. Thanks!

Blckchickennigga said...

I had no clue how i was going to write this essay until i saw this. This made it easy for me to get started and know what you were looking for. Thanks again Mr.P.Now hopefully I wont be up all night writing this thing.

Tabitha Rowe said...

i didn't really have a good idea on what exactly i was writing about but this helped a lot, thanks