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Micro-Outline Worksheet

Tip: This outline is most useful AFTER you’ve done your brainstorming, free-writing or clustering, and have gathered together your main ideas and supporting examples.

Intro

I plan on using _______________ to hook the reader and get her/his attention.

A. a quotation

B. a narrative example

C. a powerful factual example

D. an interesting generalization that leads to a more specific context and discussion

E. an important definition of a key term or concept

Working Thesis Statement:

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Working Topic Sentence Body #1:

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Proof/Evidence/Example #1: ____________________________________
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Explanation (Why? How?):

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Proof/Evidence/Example #2: ____________________________________
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Explanation (Why? How?):

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Working Topic Sentence Body 2:

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Proof/Evidence/Example #1: ____________________________________
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Explanation (Why? How?):

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Proof/Evidence/Example #2: ____________________________________
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Explanation (Why? How?):

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Working Topic Sentence Body #3:
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Proof/Evidence/Example #1:

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Explanation (Why? How?):

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Proof/Evidence/Example #2: ____________________________________
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Explanation (Why? How?):

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Working Topic Sentence Body #4:
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Proof/Evidence/Example #1:

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Explanation (Why? How?):

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Proof/Evidence/Example #2:

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Explanation (Why? How?):

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Handout courtesy of City College of San Francisco, online at http://fog.ccsf.org/~ckleinma/SLOTH2000/SLOTH.html

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