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A Fill-in-the-Blank form for a Research Paper Outline

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A Fill-in-the-Blank form for a Research Paper Outline

    A Fill-in-the-Blank form for a Research Paper Outline:

    Fill in the following spaces to create an outline that you can use to write your rough draft. Remember that in a formal piece of writing not to use the words “I” or “you” do not use contractions or slang

    and write as if the person reading it has never met you.

I. Introduction Paragraph: (indent)

     A. First sentence: can be a question, quote or fact to grab the reader’s attention: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(place the author’s last name and

    the page # in parentheses here if this sentence is taken from a source).

     B. Second sentence: one that explains or supports the attentiongrabber and

    transitions into the thesis. This can be a quote from the source if you did not use it in your first sentence. You need at least one in your introduction paragraph: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page# if

    from a source).

    C. Your thesis statement:

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     D. Fourth sentence/concluding sentence: You can list some of the sub-topics of your paper here in the order they will be discussed in your body paragraphs: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

II. First Body Paragraph: (indent)

    Subtopic: __________________________________

     ATopic sentence telling the reader how this paragraph’s topic relates to your thesis statement.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     B. Second sentence of this paragraph: A fact about your thesis in your own words :______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     C. Third sentence in this paragraph: A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or why the source is an expert:

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

     D. Fourth sentence in this paragraph: A fact about your thesis in your own words :_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     E. Fifth sentence in this paragraph: A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or why the source is an expert:

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

     F. Sixth sentence: A fact about your thesis in your own

    words:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     G. Seventh Sentence in this paragraph: : A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or

    why the source is an expert:

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

     H.Concluding sentence for this paragraph: use words like “therefore” or “as one can see” or “one can clearly deduce that” to lead into it.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    _____________________________________________________________.

III. Second Body Paragraph (indent):

    Subtopic:__________________________________

    A. Topic sentence telling the reader how this paragraph’s topic relates to your thesis

    statement.

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     B. Second sentence of this paragraph: A fact about your thesis in your own words :_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     C. Third sentence in this paragraph: A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or why the source is an expert:

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

     D. Fourth sentence in this paragraph: A fact about your thesis in your own words :_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     E. Fifth sentence in this paragraph: A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or why the source is an expert:

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

     F. Sixth sentence in this paragraph: A fact about your thesis in your own words :_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     G. Seventh Sentence in this paragraph: : A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or why the source is an expert:

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

    H. Concluding sentence for this paragraph: use words like “therefore” or “as one can see” or “one can clearly deduce that” to lead into it. (Note: DO NOT USE THE SAME LEAD-INS FOR EACH BODY PARAGRAPH!)

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

IV. Third Body Paragraph: (indent)

    Subtitile: _________________________________

    A. Topic sentence telling the reader how this paragraph’s topic relates to your thesis statement.

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     B. Second sentence of this paragraph: A fact about your thesis in your own words :_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     C. Third sentence in this paragraph: A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or why the source is an expert:

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

     D. Fourth sentence in this paragraph: A fact about your thesis in your own words :_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     E. Fifth sentence in this paragraph: A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or why the source is an expert:

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

     F. Sixth sentence in this paragraph: A fact about your thesis in your own words :_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     G. Seventh Sentence in this paragraph: : A note/quote from a source that proves this fact or shows support of it. Remember to transition into it with the author’s name or why the source is an expert:

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name and page number).

    H. Concluding sentence for this paragraph: use words like “therefore” or “as one can see” or “one can clearly deduce that” to lead into it. (Note: DO NOT USE THE SAME LEAD-INS FOR EACH BODY PARAGRAPH!)

    __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

V. Conclusion paragraph (indent):

    (Please note: you may have more than three body paragraphs, if this is true, photocopy a blank form for a body paragraph and fill in the blanks. Also, if you have more than three paragraphs in the body of the paper, you may want to save some of your Eleven Notes/quotes from your sources for the other paragraphs!)

    A. Topic Sentence for this paragraph: Re-state your thesis statement

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    _______________________________________________________________

    _________________________.

     B. Second sentence in this paragraph: list the reasons why (3-4) your thesis is correct or why the reader should be persuaded to think as you do (do not use “I” or “you” to do this, though, use “one” or just say it!)

    ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.

     C. Third sentence in this paragraph: A note or quote from a source be sure it is one that AGREES with your thesis here :

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________(author’s last name/page #).

     D. Concluding sentence for your essay/paragraph: Call the reader to action or persuade them to share the news with others or join a group, write a congress person, etc.(again do not use “I” or “you” but use Americans, one, etc..

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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