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Working Outline for Essays

Tools for Analyzing Sentences

Working Outline for Essays

Thesis Statement:  (central idea of entire essay; must be written in a complete sentence)

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I. (Main Point of first body paragraph, written in the form of a topic sentence)

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A. (First supporting detail for topic sentence above; complete sentence not required)

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B. (Second supporting detail)

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C. (Third supporting detail)

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II. (Main point of second body paragraph, written in the form of a topic sentence)

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A. (First supporting detail)

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B. (Second supporting detail)

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C. (Third supporting detail)

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III. (Main point of third body paragraph, written in the form of a topic sentence)

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      A. (First supporting detail)

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     B. (Second supporting detail)

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     C. (Third supporting detail)

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Conclusion: (Write ideas for concluding statements below)

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