Using an Outline Template Objective

Prepare detailed and well-planned outlines Assignment Overview

In this writing assignment, you will practice creating an outline based on a template. Deliverables

A one- to two-page (250- to 500-word) outline and reference list.

Step 1 Review the process of outline creation.

Review the information that discusses creating outlines. In particular, study the section that describes full-sentence preparation outlines, their elements, and how to create them.

Step 2 Review a Topic you chose from a past assignment.

Review the assignment in which you selected a speech topic, wrote a thesis statement, identified a question based on the thesis statement, and identified at least three main points.

Step 3 Select a Pattern of Organization.

Based on your knowledge of patterns of organizing speech information, select a pattern of organization to use to create an outline for your speech.

Step 4 Locate and open a template outline that matches the speech pattern that you chose. Search for speech template outlines online and locate one you wish to use. Copy the template outline, and paste it into your word processing document.

Step 5 Enter Identifying Data.

Enter the Identifying Data for your speech: Title General Purpose Specific Purpose Thesis

Step 6 Create an outline.

Using the template, create a full sentence, formal outline for your speech. Follow the guidelines presented in the lesson for using a consistent set of symbols, using full declarative sentences, and entering transitions within square brackets.

Step 7 Create a reference list.

Include any and all sources you use to locate information for your formal outline.


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