B. Reporting any legal violations or suspicious behavior
C. The government needs to limit the number of immigrants
SCRATCH VS. FORMAL
A scratch outline is a collection of notes or ideas that needs to be refined and expanded. It’s a raw material rather than a finished product.
A formal outline shows evidence of thought, revision, planning, or research. It uses a prescribed format: Roman numerals, upper case letters, numbers, and lower case letters. It may be further expanded or revised as research progresses.
Creating an Outline
Take several minutes to create an outline. Think about the given topic and make a scratch outline:
Jot down what you already know about this topic.
Think about what you want to learn or explore about this topic.
Think about what conclusions you may reach.
Topic: Ensuring travel safety in (airports, train stations, bus terminals)
Time to Compare!
Exchange your scratch outline with a partner. Have a five-minute discussion in which you take turns explaining what you wrote in your outline.
LET’S GET FORMAL!
With your expanded knowledge, try to create a formal outline for your essay on ensuring airport safety.
Your title will be the umbrella under which you place your main topics and subtopics.