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ENGL 1302 Dr. Hart

ENGL 1302 Guide specifically for Dr. Hart's class

Outline/Writing Timeline

Progress Before Step

67.5%

Progress After Step

92.5%

Creating an Outline

Go over your headings and consider overarching subjects. Also, consider how you would want to convey your found information to your readers.

Step 4a: Group Quotes

The first step in producing an outline based on your findings is grouping quotes on the same or similar subjects. These overarching subjects will most likely be your top headings with more specific headings fitting under the top heading.

Example

Pre-Grouping Heading
  • Health Benefit of Keto Diet 1
  • Negative Health Effects of Keto Diet 1
  • Addressing the Negative Effects of Keto Diet 1
  • Comparative Studies between Keto and Exercise
  • Challenges to Staying on Keto
  • Health Benefit of Keto Diet Variant 2
  • Negative Health Effects of Keto Diet Variant 2
  • Addressing the Negative Effects of Keto Diet Variant 2
Post-Group Headings
  • Health Benefit of Keto Diet 1
  • Health Benefit of Keto Diet Variant 2
  • Negative Health Effects of Keto Diet 1
  • Negative Health Effects of Keto Diet Variant 2
  • Addressing the Negative Effects of Keto Diet 1
  • Addressing the Negative Effects of Keto Diet Variant 2
  • Comparative Studies between Keto and Exercise
  • Challenges to Staying on Keto

Step 4b: Collapse Your Headers

The next step in producing your outline based on your finding is collapsing the same or similar quote subject headings into one overarching heading that will, very likely, become your main headings.

Example

Pre-Collapse Headings
  • Health Benefit of Keto Diet 1
  • Health Benefit of Keto Diet Variant 2
  • Negative Health Effects of Keto Diet 1
  • Negative Health Effects of Keto Diet Variant 2
  • Addressing the Negative Effects of Keto Diet 1
  • Addressing the Negative Effects of Keto Diet Variant 2
  • Comparative Studies between Keto and Exercise
  • Challenges to Staying on Keto
Post-Collapse Headings
  • Health Benefits
  • Negative Health Effects
  • Addressing the Negative Effects
  • Comparative Studies between Keto and Exercise
  • Challenges to Staying on Keto

Step 4c: Reorganize Headings

The final step in producing an outline based on your findings is reorganizing the headers and quotations into a logical flow.

Example

Pre-Reorganization of Headings

  • Health Benefits
  • Negative Health Effects
  • Addressing the Negative Effects
  • Comparative Studies between Keto and Exercise
  • Challenges to Staying on Keto

Post-Reorganization of Headings

  • Health Benefits
  • Negative Health Effects
  • Addressing the Negative Effects
  • Psychological Effects of Keto
  • Challenges to Staying on Keto
  • Comparative Studies between Keto and Exercise