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Library resources for Business 51, Intro to Business classes

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Outline / Writing Assistance


The basics of an outline: vector outline by PJ Onori of the Noun Project

  1. Place your thesis statement at the beginning.
  2. List the major points that support your thesis. Label them in Roman Numerals (I, II, III, etc.).
  3. List supporting ideas or arguments for each major point. Label them in capital letters (A, B, C, etc.).

If applicable, continue to sub-divide each supporting idea until your outline is fully developed. Label them 1, 2, 3, etc., and then a, b, c, etc.

Learn more about outlining from Excelsior Writing Lab: