Name:write on line Date:write on line

Writing Outlines:
Put Your Ideas in Place

Making an outline is a good way to take notes for study or review. Suppose you want to learn about the Berlin Wall. Look up "Berlin Wall" in an encyclopedia. Then follow these steps and fill in the spaces below to make an outline.

1. Write your topic.

2. Write your outline, changing the following key questions into main ideas.

  • What was the Berlin Wall?
  • What happened to the Berlin Wall?

3. Use the Roman numerals for main ideas.

4. Use the capital letters for supporting details.

Outline

Topic: write on line

I.
write on line
  A.
write on line
  B.
write on line
  C.
write on line


II.
write on line

  A.
write on line
  B.
write on line
  C.
write on line

For more practice, try Writing Outlines: Remembering What You Read.


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