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Research Paper Preliminary Outline
Directions:
Type your outline in the space below and submit it to Turnitin.com on or before the assignment due date. Anything in brackets [type here] should be replaced with your own information.
If you are more comfortable using a different outline form, please discuss this with your instructor before submitting. The format you use must be standard type of outline used in academia. This is due Tuesday by 11:59PM on turnitin.com.
Explanation of the terms used in the outline:

  • Point #/Body Paragraph: This is one of your reasons on your stand of the issue. This must support your thesis statement.







  • Analysis of the quote: do not merely summarize or “explain” the quote. This is an analysis of how the quote supports your point in that paragraph and ultimately your thesis.




  • Transition: provide a logical link from one point to the next.




  • Counterargument: This must your opponent’s most compelling argument. Do not merely say, “Some may disagree with me,” but also state WHY (a reason) your opponents may disagree with you. And don’t forget to refute (counter) their arguments.


OUTLINE STARTS HERE!
Name: [type here]

Assignment: [type here]

Course: [type here]

Instructor: [type here]

Due Date: [type here]
Your Title of the Essay: [type here]
Organize your ideas. Typically you will save your best reason for the last paragraphs to anchor your paper.


Introduction:




Hook: [type here]


Thesis statement: [type here]


Transition word: [type here]

Point #1 (Body paragraph #1): [type here]




Evidence #1: [type here]


Quote #1 (to support evidence #1): [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]


Evidence #2: [type here]


Quote #2: (to support evidence #2): [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]


Evidence #3: [type here]


Quote #3 (to support evidence #3): [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]


Transition word: [type here]

Point #2 (Body Paragraph #2:) [type here]




Evidence #1: [type here]


Quote #1 (to support evidence #1): [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]


Evidence #2: [type here]


Quote #2: (to support evidence #2): [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]


Evidence #3: [type here]


Quote #3 (to support evidence #3): [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]


Transition Word: [type here]


Point #3 (Body Paragraph #3): [type here]




Evidence #1: [type here]


Quote #1 (to support evidence #1): [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]


Evidence #2: [type here]


Quote #2: (to support evidence #2): [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]


Evidence #3: [type here]


Quote #3 (to support evidence #3): [type here]






Analysis of quote: [type here]





Counterargument:




Transition into counterargument: [type here]


What the opposition’s reason may be: [type here]


Transition into your refutation (your own argument against the opposition): [type here]


Your refutation: [type here]


Quote to support your refutation: [type here]


Analysis of quote: [type here]



Tips on writing counterarguments:

Counterargument: a statement of 1) a reason your reader might disagree with you and 2) your response to that reason.

Why use a counterargument? Offering a counterargument shows your reader that you have carefully thought about their concerns and both sides of the issue.

First, you present a reason that supports the opposite position.


Here are some ways that you might start your counterargument:

One might object here that...
It might seem that...
It's true that...

Admittedly,...
Of course,...

Some may say that…

Next, you respond with your own argument.


You should disprove the argument, showing why it’s mistaken or why it is less important than points you have made. Show your reader that you are contradicting the argument by using signal words like the following:

However,…

but …

Yet, …

Still,…

Nevertheless…

In spite of this…


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