2. One-sentence thesis statement:

Sometimes you may be required (or you may want) to develop a more formal outline with numbered and lettered headings and subheadings. This will help you to demonstrate the relationships between the ideas, facts, and information within the paper. Here's an example of what this might look like:

a. Supporting evidence for the first idea:

 b. Supporting evidence for the first idea:

c. Supporting evidence for the first idea:

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a. Supporting evidence for second main idea:

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b. Supporting evidence for second main idea:

Current state of issue/problem/topic

This is one of the best and most useful approaches to get yourself started on writing a paper, especially if you really have no idea where to start. Here, you write down all the questions that seem relevant to your material. These should definitely be legitimate questions, possibly ones you have yourself. By generating a lot of questions, as well as forcing yourself to contemplate answers to those questions, you'll get out a lot of the ideas, issues, thoughts, etc. that could potentially get you started on paper writing. Similarly, a lot of great essay topics come out of a question. By focusing on a question that is not easily answered, you'll have a framework for your argument.

The need for a solution or course of action

Your outline will contain more detailed information, and if there are certain areas that the assignment requires you to cover, then you can modify the outline to include these. You can also expand it if you're writing a longer research paper: the discussion of the problem might need several paragraphs, for example, and you might discuss the pros and cons of several possible solutions.

1. Restatement of your thesis:

2. Insightful sentence to end your essay:

It is my wish that your experience in the SLC allows you to discover your personal gifts, to expand intellectually and to develop an awareness and understanding of others.

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