how to make an outline for an essay
The only real solution is to recognize that you’re approaching that blank page the wrong way. Trying to figure out everything at once and shove it all into a sentence is impossible, like trying to eat a sandwich you haven’t actually made yet.
Look over your outline. Which body paragraph do you want to write first? Use the outline to guide you sentence by sentence.
With these sentences, you have essentially constructed an outline for your essay. The most general ideas, which you organized in your first sentence, constitute the essay’s sections. They follow the order in which you placed them in your sentence. The order of the smaller categories within each larger category (determined by your secondary sentences) indicates the order of the paragraphs within each section. Finally, your last set of sentences about your specific notes should show the order of the sentences within each paragraph. An outline for the essay about the 1999 Republican Primary (showing only the sections worked out here) would look something like this:
The First Steps
Conclude the essay with a recap of the events described or a reflection on the lesson learned in the story.
Set the scene and provide factual details.
In general, your essay outline will look like this:
To create an outline for such an essay, consider the following example:
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This is the most information-rich part of your writing and you should provide your thoughts in all the details required. Use as many paragraphs as you need, don’t be greedy.