After fully immersing yourself in your research and updating your bibliography, you should create an outline of your paper. This should lay out your argument in a logical way and form the backbone of your paper. You will submit your outline, which is basically a well developed plan for your paper, with an updated and complete annotated bibliography, for feedback and points. You may choose how exactly to organize your outline, but a basic structure suggestion is as follows:
II. Background information of the problem
III. Synthesis of the resarch
IV. Proposed solution
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Use an appropriate system of numbers, letters, or Roman numerals, and indenting. Do not use bullet points. Think about the relationships between ideas. You should expand each section of your outline, and include several sentences of explanation for each section. Your biggest sections will obviously make up the body of your paper. Write out a plan for your intro and conclusion, but do not worry about the specifics of those sections at this stage of the writing process. Use grammatically correct and error-free full sentences. Include notes about what sources you will include where, (cite all of your sources in the outline using correct APA in-text citations) and what your basic arguments will be. Do not turn in a skeleton outline- think of this as a detailed plan for your rough draft.
The outline should be formatted as usual:
Include your updated and complete annotated bibliography. Remember the requirements for it are as follows:
What is RefWorks?
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to: