Then, considering the type of your future paper, you must formulate the topic. Camus.” – Rushing to do the research and organizing the information without clearly formulating the purpose and the topic of your future essay. Your outline is a scheme, a framework of your future essay, and not the essay in miniature.
For example, if you write a compare and contrast essay on philosophy, your topic might sound like “The Issue of Freedom in the Literary Heritage of J. Treat an outline as a blank space you will later need to fill.
I was nine years old when my family visited Greece.
Every night for three weeks before the trip, my older brother Peter and I sat with my mother on her bed reading Greek myths and taking notes on the Greek Gods.
Below you will find a sample outline and the essay written from that outline. Leading sentence: "It took me eighteen years to realize what an extraordinary influence my mother has been on my life."II.
Summary of main points: "I not only came to love the excitement of learning simply for the sake of knowing something new, but I also came to understand the idea of giving back to the community in exchange for a new sense of life, love, and spirit."Paragraph 2 (First Supporting Point)I.
Transition sentence: "My mother's enthusiasm for learning is most apparent in travel."II.
Supporting point: Her mother's enthusiasm for learning. Evidence: Learning through travel by using the example of a trip to Greece. Transition sentence: "While I treasure the various worlds my mother has opened to me abroad, my life has been equally transformed by what she has shown me just two miles from my house."II.
As a ten year old, I often accompanied my mother to (name deleted), a local soup kitchen and children's center.
While she attended meetings, I helped with the Summer Program by chasing children around the building and performing magic tricks.